Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) have expressed worry on the health safety of their members after schools are reopened.
Filbert Baguma Bates the Association General Secretary says UNATU worries more about the post Covid19 lock-down period as their working environment could favour the spread of the Coronavirus.
“UNATU is particularly concerned about the safety of our members should Government chose to reopen education institutions. We are concerned about crowded classroom that don’t allow for social distancing and poor sanitation in schools,” he said.
Baguma also pointed out lack of Personal Protective Equipment as well lack of resources in most schools for disinfecting and sanitizing class rooms.
Baguma says UNATU is currently documenting these challenges with the aim of engaging the government on how to find timely solutions.
“We encourage members to reach out to union leadership to propose other activities that can be done before schools are permitted.”