As digital learning is expected to take on even after the covid19 lockdown, the national broadcaster, Uganda broadcasting corporation-UBC is considering putting up a fully-fledged e-learning department to support learning across their stations.
John Bosco Wavamuno, the Chairperson of Mukunyu village says that they were shocked by the grave inequalities between the number of students in need and the materials delivered. He says that his area received only 481 copies out of a total of 5,129 students in primary and secondary schools who need the materials in the parish.
Boss John Bruce, the UCU Guild Electoral Commission Chairperson who led the registration of the affected students, says they want to be considered under the government food distribution program targeting the vulnerable people.
Christine Kirungi, a disability inclusion facilitator, notes that the program is outright damaging for many students with disabilities who require a strong, close-knit network of people supporting their often multiple and complex needs. She says that in the absence of the support system, learning for such children is a nightmare.