BY GEORGE EMURON
BUKEDEA: THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021
There is a growing fear in Bukedea district that its schools might never reopen following the poor turn-up of teachers to receive the Covid-19 vaccines.
“Most of our teachers are worried that the vaccine has negative impact but I got vaccinated twice and I am very fine,” Michael Oturu, the district education Officer said.
He blamed the lukewarm attitude of teachers on poor communication and sensitization.
To address the situation, Oturu said his department and the district task-force has embarked on a mass media campaign including through radios to encourage teachers to go for inoculation.
President Yoweri Museveni has stated on several occasions that the government will re-open schools after vaccinating 65% of teachers across the country against Covid-19.
Oturu said the vaccines being administered in Uganda are good and effective and that there is no reason why teachers should fear taking them.
He was backed by Geoffrey Okiswa, the resident district commissioner, who encouraged teachers to be good examples to society by going to get vaccinated.