By Agnes Kiconco
KIU, Main Campus- The Ministry of Education and Sports is, today, set to announce the decision made regarding the reopening of schools and tertiary institutions that were temporarily closed in March last year as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
During the NRM Parliamentary Caucus on Saturday, January 30, 2021, Education Minister Janet Museveni said the final decision on reopening will be made by Cabinet on Monday, February 1.
However in the meantime, institutions of higher learning were advised to proceed with online classes until a decision is made by President Museveni to re-open schools.
Nevertheless, this was opposed by the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Dr Kizza Besigye, who said open and distance e-learning is not possible in Uganda due to serious challenges of ICT access.
"Uganda is still facing a lot of hiccups in regard to the use of ICT which should have been addressed long time ago by the current regime," expressed Besigye.
Meanwhile, schools and other learning institutions are still in a limbo as they await the final decision on their reopening.