By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus-At the dawn of the
COVID-19 pandemic early 2020, no student like other people could tell its
implications not until every nation started advocating for lockdown that never
spared schools and all learning institutions. For Ali, this was catastrophic especially
due to the fact that it found him in a land far from home.
Muhammad Ali Abdi is a second-year student
of Masters of Environmental Management. He says full and strict observance of
COVID-19 Guidelines and regulations set by the ministry of health has kept him
a free man in Uganda since March 2020. He remains in his hostel whenever he has
no reason to go roaming, washes his hands regularly with soap, and wears a mask
whenever in public.
‘’We all have no choice but to follow and
obey guidelines from health officials because COVID-19 knows no race, tribe, or
age and that is why I decided to always carry my mask around,’’ Ali admitted.’’
He urges all students to remain compliant
with the regulations set by authorities as they embark on their academics with
maximum discipline. He argues that discipline is paramount for any man to
Ali is looking forward to innovating new
things that will add value and protection to the environment after his
Masters' degree. He hopes COVID-19 will soon be defeated and that he will
return to Somalia as a hero.