South Sudan: Upper Nile University resumes today, other schools resume May 3
The administration of the University of Upper Nile has announced that all the lectures which were disrupted during the month-long Covid-19 partial lockdown would resume today, Monday, April 19, 2021.
The announcement was made a day after the South Sudan government lifted the national COVID-19 lockdown. Last Monday, the university’s students held a peaceful demonstration demanding the reopening of the institute.
Also, the National Taskforce announces the safe reopening of schools on May 3. Vice President for Service Cluster Hussein Abdelbagi Akol made the announcement at the start of a 3-day Education Review conference in Juba on Monday.
Earlier, Minister for General Education, Awut Deng Achuil explained that the Ministry will reopen schools in May amid the decline in the number of infections in the country.
South Sudan launched its vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in the capital Juba on April 6 and according to the Dr. Luku, nearly 2000 health workers received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine out of 4,000 targeted frontline health workers.
Health minister Elizabeth Achuei became the first, to be vaccinated at Juba Teaching Hospital while launching the campaign nearly two weeks ago.
Other government officials including First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar, President Salva Kiir, and some cabinet members then went on to receive their first doses.
All students are encouraged to abide by the Covid-19 safety measures.