However, President Museveni has expressed divergent views on the matter. Museveni says that if the set procedures in communities, public transport, and schools are observed, there is no reason as to why learners and teachers cannot use them.
The president made the remarks during the world teachers day celebration held at State House in response to concerns raised by Filbert Baguma, the general secretary Uganda National Teacher Association who wondered how government expected teachers who don’t have staff quarters to operate without public transport.
Samuel Kasumba Nsubuga, a father of five, admits that after several attempts, he failed to deliver what all along he thought was a simple task. Nsubuga says occasionally he could leave the house very annoyed or leave while the children were crying after beating them up for not grasping what he was teaching.
Before the closure of schools, there were different groups of staff in public education institutions fighting for salary enhancements and solving discrepancies in their scales. The group include Health tutors and clinical instructors, instructors in technical schools, and academic and non-academic staff in public universities.
Fred Owot, the Kitgum District Education Officer says the Ministry of Education had promised to provide all finalist and candidates with two free facemasks before schools reopen but failed to deliver them.