Minister for higher institution Hon. John Chrysestom Muyingo has requested higher institutions of learning to stop barring students who are not vaccinated from accessing universities. He suggested that they should create possible solutions to see that these students are vaccinated.
Addressing students at Mbarara University of Science and Technology(MUST) on 06th November 2021, he stated that the ministry of health together with his ministry will soon unveil something beneficial.
” It doesn’t make sense to close out students that are not vaccinated instead we should work with the ministry of health to get at least vaccination centers in each university si that all students are given chance to be vaccinated,” Muyingo said.
Today minister of health Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng confirmed to the public that as the ministry they are done with the program to ensure that all students from different universities are vaccinated.
“As a ministry, we are done with our program and we have established vaccination centers in every university for all students to get vaccinated and starting on Monday 08th November 2021 each student will have a chance to be vaccinated at his or her respective university,” Acheng said.
This follows comments made by Welunga Yusuf, the Uganda National Students Association(UNSA) leader, where he condemned the act of blocking unvaccinated students from accessing university premises.
By Kabuye Muawiya