Nabakooba: “Ignore rumours, only Museveni has the mandate to reopen schools”. Nabakooba “Ignore rumours, only Museveni has the mandate to reopen schools”
Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba has urged the public to ignore reports that are speculating about the reopening of academic institutions.
Nabakooba notes that only President Yoweri Museveni has the mandate to reopen schools and all the other institutions that are still on lockdown. As a measure to combat the spread of the Coronavirus but not every one.
She made these remarks on Sunday while briefing the press at the Ministry of ICT offices in Kampala.
Nabakooba: “Ignore rumours, only Museveni has the mandate to reopen schools”
“The mandate to guide the nation on the reopening of schools and other institutions is with His Excellency the President of Uganda,”
“When it comes to the national Covid-19 response! I want to call upon Ugandans to be calm and ignore some of the speculative messages regarding the reopening of public institutions,” Nabakooba says.
Last week, there were reports that schools and ongoing fake academic calender! especially candidate classes are set to reopen for the second term that will end in mid-December. And that third term was to begin in January or February. Whereas UNEB exams are to be written in March or April.
The Ministry of Education was the first to dismiss the reports as being untrue! and asked parents to disregard the same.
In her press briefing, Nabakooba confirms that after the NRM Parliamentary primaries they had a meeting with CiC. President Museveni with the national Covid-19 taskforce had a discussion on the progress in regard to reopening of public places. Such as schools, places of worship, the airport, and other key sectors.
“The President will very soon come out to address the country about the progress on the matter. But I ask everyone to remain calm as we wait,” Nabakooba adds.
Nabakooba continue to urge the public to remain vigilant and observe all Ministry of Health guidelines on Covid-19. As the numbers of cases are increasing in the country, especially in Kampala and Wakiso Districts.