Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said the intelligence officers will be watching over the schools purposely to document those that are exposing learners by working without clearance or going against Covid19 directives.
CP Fred Enga addressing media
The Police force
and its sister security agencies particularly Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF
have deployed joint spy teams to monitor schools operating without COVID-19
clearance certificate including those flouting the Standard Operating
Procedures – SOPs.
Fred Enanga, said the intelligence officers will be watching over the schools purposely
to document those that are exposing learners by working without clearance or
going against the COVID-19 measures.
Kaguta Museveni allowed schools with candidates to resume operations on October 15. Schools
had been closed for over seven months in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
any school to resume teaching, it must be cleared by the COVID-19 task force team
comprised of officials from the ministries of education and health. Among the
requirements schools are supposed to have in order to be cleared by taskforce team
in their respective districts include; temperature guns, sickbays, hand washing
equipment and splitting learners into various streams in order to avoid overcrowding.
say some schools have since begun operating even without being cleared by
the taskforce. This, according to Enanga, is the reason intelligence teams have
been deployed to identify such schools but also ensure that even those already cleared
do not deviate from the SOPs.
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working alongside officials from ministries of education and health last week
arrested two head teachers in Kabale district on allegation of reopening
schools before they were inspected.
the head teachers who were identified as Moses Tukamushaba, of Cleverland High
and Lea Asiimwe, of Excel Modern primary school disobeyed lawful orders something
that was likely to spread COVID-19.
so far registered 10,691 COVID-19 positive cases of which 6,992 have already
recovered. At least 97 people have succumbed to the virus since March 21 when
Uganda recorded her first positive case.
schools that have been cleared to adhere to the guidelines so that their
students are not exposed to COVID-19 but also should restrict access to school
premises by outsiders including children’s parents.
Senior Staff Reporter
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.