Minister for Higher Education Dr John Chrysostom Muyingo has warned Universities and
other tertiary institutions against chasing away unvaccinated students.
rather wants Institutions to open up vaccination centers at the entrance to
allow students get vaccinated before entry.
was touring Mbarara University of Science and Technology to assess the
implementation of Standard Operating Procedures on Covid-19 says much as the
government agreed to the reopening of higher Institutions they should follow
guidelines or risk being closed.
the Ministry of Education has set out to assess how compliant institutions are
to the guidelines and how they are encouraging the students, staff and
management on getting vaccinated even if it needs to open up vaccination
centers at the entrance.
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asked universities to take up community service especially the sensitization of
masses on wearing masks and persuading them to go for vaccination.
Okwakol, the Executive Director Nation council for higher education says they
are aware that some people have developed negative attitudes towards
vaccination but institutions should encourage those dodging vaccination to be
vaccinated even if it means persuading them.
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Celestino Obua the Vice Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and
Technology says they still have a bit of hesitance among our staff there are those who
are not willing for one reason or another.
this low uptake on a lot of anti-vaccine campaign.
“we still have…
…prepared we are.”//
He says they
as the university started gathering information on who has vaccinated or have
Ahaisibwe, Country Director Seed Global Health who advises institutions on implementing SOPs, wants the ministry of Health to
commit to putting up camps where vaccination will be done noting that it will
efficiently and increase the uptake of the vaccine.
“that ministry of…
…students are reporting.”//
health say that currently a total of 3.5m Ugandans have been vaccinated,
However, Muyingo says this is not enough to guarantee a full opening of