Mama Janet’s vaccination message. Mama Janet Museveni has issued a statement on the vaccination of students and teachers in the country.
The Ministry of Education and Sports there must be vaccination of all teachers, non-teaching staff, and students of age 18years plus.
Watch the full video here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xDAOfMK4AaF_at9sDURd3ZP8fLiyyUgq/view?usp=drivesdk
President Museveni ordered the closure of all primary and secondary schools, universities, and other institutions of learning across the country in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“It is wise that we temporarily remove these concentration points to prevent the spread of coronavirus. All these institutions, without exception, should close so that we deny this virus high concentration. We don’t want the virus to find dry grass ready for ignition,” Mr. Museveni said.
Data from the UNESCO Global Monitoring of School Closures Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic report (2021) highlights that children in Uganda missed 149 school days between March 2020 and February 2021. However, behind the missed school days lay a bigger challenge for the country’s schoolchildren.
Early into the lockdown, the media was awash with reports of child neglect and abuse – physical, sexual, and psychological. The Situation of, and Impact of COVID 19 on School-going Girls and Young Women in Uganda reports that between March 2020 and June 2021, there was a 22.5 percent increase in pregnancy among girls aged 10-24 seeking first antenatal care from 80,653 to 98,810.
The UNICEF-supported child toll-free line, Sauti 116, reported over 600 cases in the month of June 2020 alone! The cases ranged from sexual abuse, physical abuse, and even one instance of murder! Read the full report https://www.unicef.org/uganda/press-releases/prioritize-re-opening-schools-secure-childrens-well-being
Uganda has been airing lessons on the radio for upper primary and secondary school levels as schools in the country remain closed.