Museveni address on Coronavirus schools wait
Museveni address on Coronavirus: This is a matter of life and death, schools can still wait. FILE PHOTO

President Museveni has advised institutions and schools to be patient as the country continues to fight against Coronavirus disease COVID-19

President Museveni has advised institutions and schools to be patient until the country sees out this Coronavirus crisis before they can resume education.

Museveni who was addressing the nation on the ongoing pandemic said that he is surprised to hear of some institutions and schools that are very eager to reopen in the name of examining students as if they don’t see the ongoing Coronavrus situation in the country.

He called for perseverance arguing that the country is in a trying period and before everything stabilizes then all schooling activities should remain posed and wait.

“Let us persevere. People should stop talking a language of normalcy in a period of abnormalcy,” Museveni said in critic of a proposal to have schools resume by April 27th.

Also, Museveni said that the current situation not only in Uganda is a matter of life and death because the coronavirus has already killed over 80,000 people across the globe, with nearly 1.5 million people infected.

He further, implied that they will use an iron hand on particulars who fail to understand how serious the situation is.

“We are talking about life and death. We are going to become harsh on actors who do not understand how serious this situation is,” Museveni implied adding that the lockdown is not a matter of convenience.

Museveni address on Coronavirus schools wait
Museveni address on Coronavirus: This is a matter of life and death, schools can still wait. FILE PHOTO

Meanwhile, the Minister of Education and Sports, First Lady Janet Museveni, who also got an opportunity to address the issue of exams called on the general public to adhere to the President’s directives.

Janet Museveni cited out to the President about institutions and Universities that are willing to conduct exams online.

Janet Museveni, in particular, mentioned Uganda Christian University (UCU) for example that she tried to convince against going ahead with plans to conduct exams (online).

She says that she told the university that it would be unfair for some students to take the exams and others failing to do so. 

President Museveni was also a very critic of the idea of questioning who will invigilate and how they will be in a position to do it.

As a result, the first Lady advised all institutions to be patient until the country sees out the deadly coronavirus crisis.

She expressed her satisfaction that the general public had received an answer to all their education queries directly from the President.

Janet further called on all Ugandans to understand that the most important thing during this trying moment is being safe and healthy.

“What is important in this period is to be safe and healthy until we get out of this crisis. (…) I hope everyone in this country will understand,” Janet Museveni said.

She added; “I am happy now that you have heard from the President himself [on the issue].”