Uganda to distribute free radios to aid learning amid Covid-19

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (pictured) on Monday said radios will be distributed for free to aid learning at home amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

"We are going to launch a big long-distance education program, certainly through radios. I was personally in favour of the free TV sets per village for the learners. The scientists are studying this on account of avoiding crowding by the learners in the villages, which may be a source of spreading the disease," said Museveni in a televised address.

"They said the radio-set was better because it was per household. It is individual homestead based," he added.

Museveni said the printed educational materials will also be provided to help learners study at home.

On June 1, Museveni announced postponing school opening by one more month due to the coronavirus outbreak. Schools and education institutions were meant to open on June 4 for candidate classes.

Uganda has 774 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 631 recoveries and no death, according to the ministry of health.

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