PRESIDENT MUSEVENI OF UGANDA REOPENS SCHOOLS, AS KENYAN EDUCATION MINISTER CONTINUES TO HOLD STAKEHOLDERS MEETINGS AND CLAIM MILLIAGE AND PERDIEMS

By Peter Amunga.

Ugandan Universities and candidate classes will open after #COVID19 LOCKDOWN.

Here is a summary of President Museven’s address to Uganda

  1. We have decided to reopen schools for the candidate classes that is P7, S4, S6, finalists in tertiary classes and Universities. We think that it’s safe because the finalists are a much smaller number compared to the total enrolment in these centres.
  2. Prayers and worships whose numbers don’t exceed 70 are allowed provided they follow SOPs. Night prayers are not allowed.
  3. Casinos,gaming centres and bars remain closed.
  4. Open-air activities of sports will be opened provided there are no spectators. We must learn to have games without spectators
  5. Curfew from 9 pm to 6 am which has been in force will be maintained.
  6. The International airport will now be opened for tourists coming in and out provided they test negative 72 hours before arriving in Uganda .

7.The government plan for long-distance learning through the provision of the 9 million radios sets is on course, the money is available and those radios will be provided.

  1. We are aware of the dilemma of the private schools that were operating on money from banks. We have tried to help the teachers from private schools by giving them UGX 20 billion grant for their SACCO. This is a grant, not a loan .
  2. Ugandan entrepreneurs need to wake up. If there is a crisis of this type they should know how to survive. Stop crying over spilt milk, look for how to survive in the new atmosphere of social distancing.

Conclusion

Compared to Kenya. Our minister in charge is still holding stakeholders meeting and spending tax payers money on perdiems and meetings that do not give any direction. BOM teachers remain unpaid. Private schools have collapsed and the empty promises of goving them subsidies are a mirage.

Generally, it is advisable for any right thinking Kenyan who can afford to seek education for their children outside our borders. This will soon be a failed state when it comes to economy and education.

AmungaPeter

Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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