- August 31, 2021
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‘They will reopen but not soon’ MoE dismisses reports of schools reopening in two weeks
Reports have been circulating that the Health and Education ministries have resolved in a zoom meeting to re-open institutions of learning in two weeks’ time.
However, Kedrace Turyagyenda, the Director for Education Standards, Ministry of Education has revealed during an accountability E-Conference on NBS today morning that it is not true.
“The Ministry of Education has not decided that schools will re-open in two weeks. I haven’t read the paper where that information is and I don’t know where they got it from,” She said.
According to the Daily Monitor Newspaper, a source from the Ministry of Health said that schools could reopen on 21 September 2021.
However, according to Education Ministry permanent secretary Ms. Ketty Lamaro, the government intends to first get at least 65% of teachers vaccinated before they reopen schools which explains why no date has been set yet for the official reopening.
“I do not want to be conclusive on the issues of dates because they might change since the targeted teachers have not been vaccinated,” She disclosed.
“I understand that All of us are anxious about the reopening of schools, and we hope that we shall reopen. I don’t know when,” Director Education Standards, Ministry of Education – Dr. Kedrace Turyagenda added.