By Ritah Kemigisa
The Minister of Education and first lady, Janet Museveni has revealed the continued closure of schools could have been God’s intention so that children can appreciate their parents’ work and the struggles they go through to pay for their needs.
In her latest blog titled “school reopening” the Minister has challenged Ugandans and learners to find out “what God’s perspective was on school closure on COVID-19 and what His will for them was during the time they spent at home.”
According to Ms Museveni, it is possible that there are things you can only learn at home which you couldn’t learn while at school adding that it is such that God could have wanted one to explore while at home.
“God could have made the children (the learners) act as interns to realize what skills they need at school to transform the communities where their parents strive to make a living; this then informs us how important this time was or would have been if all of us had accepted it with good hearts.”
She adds much as God wants the children to be home, it is unfortunate that many families in Uganda have shown they do not want the children at home especially the girls as many were forced into marriage and others defiled by their own relatives.
It is from that she says she will start a campaign that can bring hope and also provide some answers and guidance for many of these girls in our society that are hurting.
“That is why we will start a campaign that we hope will provide some answers and guidance for many of these girls in our society that are hurting. With God’s help, perhaps their wounds will find some healing.”
A Unicef report recently showed that Uganda closed schools the longest in Africa.