KIU, Western Campus – The Guild President for KIU Western Campus, John Natumanya has appealed to the government to come out with a clear roadmap on when or whether education institutions will reopen.
Natumanya said this will help parents to plan clearly for their children and their families as a whole.
“They (government) should come up and give us a clear and formal document on whether they are going to reopen learning centres this year again or we wait next year as we are seeing what other countries are doing rather than remaining in the shadows,” Natumanya says.
“The e-learning suggested by the education ministry for higher institutions and learning from TVs and radios doesn't even favour 25% of 15 million students in the country,” Natumanya adds.
He also advised his fellow students at KIU to be strong and not be discouraged by the uncertain environment that is currently prevailing due to COVID-19.
“Sometimes ups and downs break you to the core, leave you with no options and you might even feel like quitting but then, in the end, you survive it all. I strongly advise you all to set your own direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new for future,” Natumanya says.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta recently said that education institutions in his country will not reopen this year, mooting January 2021 as a possible reopening date.
President Yoweri Museveni, on the other hand, had suggested that students in candidate classes will be allowed to resume studies but this was later rescinded due to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 community infections in Uganda.