COVID-19 Update

HOIMA: Security committee to investigate unvaccinated teachers who bought Covid-19 cards

The government of Uganda through the ministry of education gave a mandatory to all teachers to be vaccinated before being allowed to start teaching in their respective schools.

Hoima RCC, Mr. Samuel Kisembo addressing Hoima teachers

HOIMA, UGANDA: The Hoima district security committee has commenced investigations on unvaccinated teachers who allegedly bought Covid 19 Vaccination cards.

The government of Uganda through the ministry of education gave a mandatory to all teachers to be vaccinated before being allowed to start teaching in their respective schools. However, some of the unvaccinated teachers in Hoima District opt to buy vaccination cards from some medical staff in the district.

Security discovered this after the arrest of three Hospital staff members attached to Butema Health Centre iii by police while selling vaccination cards to unvaccinated persons.

Samuel Kisembo Araali the Hoima City RCC says, after the arrest of three hospital workers, they revealed all the details of all the people whom they sold to these cards. Mr. Kisembo revealed this during the teachers’ training at Kitara Secondary School in Hoima city where over 400 both government and private teachers were trained.

“After investigating the arrested Hospital Workers, they have explained to us much information about their sales and the unvaccinated teachers whom they sold to, we have their details and we are going to arrest them and some of them will lose jobs”. Hon. Kisembo said.

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“We are going to inspect all government schools and all those teachers who tend to miss classes shall be worked upon, we shall pay them according to the number of days worked because we shall not allow government’s money to be wasted” added the RCC.

Johnson Kusiima Baingana the City inspector of schools warned teachers against being rude to learners.
“Some teachers more especially the private teachers have spent two years without pay, and also the learners have spent two years without attending classes and therefore during the two years period both teachers and learners have surfaced to different challenges at home and hence failing to coordinate”. Mr. Baingana said.

Meanwhile, Deogratius Sserwanja the Hoima District Education Officer says that all is set for the official reopening of schools on 10th January as set by the ministry of education.

“We have finished training teachers in Kyabigambire on SOPs’ tracking, coding and reporting where teachers will be tasked to get data on Covid 19 at school and they send reports to the office of the DEO and today we have been here in Hoima city and tomorrow we shall train those in Buseruka”. Said Mr. Sserwanja.

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Patrick Zahura the Kitara Secondary School Headteacher said that the school has already got all that it takes for the reopening as set by the government.


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