By Benjamin Jumbe
Opposition Forum for Democratic Change has accused government of lacking a clear well planned strategy for reopening schools.
This comes days after cabinet okayed schools to reopen for semi-candidate classes nearly a year after they were closed following the coronavirus outbreak.
However, the Cabinet meeting on Monday put a condition for the reopening, with government saying there will first be an inspection conducted by officials from both ministries of Health and that of Education to ascertain the schools’ preparedness to receive the learners in the face of a pandemic.
They also implored parents of children in semi candidate classes to provide them with two masks each.
Now speaking to Kfm, the FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda says government needed to have conducted an assessment on finalists who reported back earlier, further insisting that government should not put the task of providing masks to the already burdened parents.
President Museveni is expected to give further guidance on the exact dates for reopening of the schools in his address later this evening.