Following an announcement by Ministry of Education that schools will be allowed to fully open soon, the government of Uganda has been criticized for handling the COVID-19 pandemic breakout in an irrational manner.
James Onen, a radio presenter with RX Radio said that the closing of schools was wrong in the first place but also wondered why government was getting ready to open schools and yet COVID-19 cases are at the highest.
“When we had zero COVID-19 19 cases, government decided to close schools and stop our children from continuing with their education which has affected them as most of them will have to repeat classes while others may never go back to school as some young girls got pregnant, now that we have the highest number of COVID 19 cases, they are choosing to open the schools, what’s the logic there?’’ Fatboy asked during Thursday’s The Fatboy Show.
Schools were closed in March 2021 following an outbreak of COVID 19 pandemic in different neighboring countries. since then, Uganda has registered more then 38,600 Covid-19 cases and has suffered over 305 deaths.
Oliver Najjuma, his co-host on the show however noted that it was right for government to close the schools as it couldn’t risk the lives of the children.
“They are deciding to reopen the Schools now because they have accessed and realized that the danger to the children is not as prominent as they had assumed at first which is ok. It is always better to be safe than sorry. We all believe it is time to move on with our lives and try to put COVID 19 behind us,” She said.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy and Oliver Najjuma every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.
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