The school is one of the Business, Technical, Vocational and Educational Training (BTVET) institutions that had been listed by the Education and Sports Ministry to serve as a quarantine center for Covid19 suspects.
The school, which has the capacity to house about 100 people, is located between Entebbe Chief Magistrates Court and State House.
The National Meteorology Training School will not be used as
a quarantine center due to security reasons, the Wakiso Deputy Resident
District Commissioner in Charge of Entebbe, Hajji Njuki Mbabali has revealed.
The school is one of the Business, Technical, Vocational
and Educational Training (BTVET) institutions that had been listed by the
Education and Sports Ministry to serve as a quarantine center for Covid19
The others are Makerere University Agricultural Research
Institute Kabanyoro, Entebbe Dairy Training Institute and Fisheries Training
Government decided to use the institutions as quarantine centers
because of the high costs involved in using hotels, lodges and guesthouses.
Njuki says that the Entebbe Security Committee,
which he chairs, decided to scrap the National Meteorology Training School from
the list because of security reasons.
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The school, which has the capacity to host about 100 people
seats between Entebbe Chief Magistrates Court and State House, Entebbe.
shares a compound with the office of the Deputy RDC and District Internal
the RDC uses school compound to issue travel
permits for emergency cases. One of the students welcomed the decision to
scrap the school from the list of institutions earmarked to act as quarantine
Jassy Birungi, a resident of Central Kitooro Division agrees,
saying much as the center would be disinfected at all times, it would be
risky to have COVID-19 suspects a short distance from the official residence of
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Lawrence Aribo, the Principal National Meteorology Training
School told URN that he was yet to receive communication on the new developments.
however, says that the Education Ministry instructed him and management last
month to prepare the school as a quarantine facility with guidance from
the Health Ministry.
that they were asked that the school has reliable
water and power supply and all dormitories have beds.
The Health Ministry was
expected to supply mattresses. There are currently 32 quarantine centers across
Uganda with close to 700 suspects.
The Health Ministry Spokesperson, Emmanuel Ainebyona told
Uganda Radio Network-URN earlier on Thursday that the Ministry was yet to
assess whether or not the Meteorology school could be used as a quarantine