Bugema University and Kampala Universities are the latest campuses to warn that students and lecturers will not be allowed to attend lectures unless they are vaccinated.
Universities like Makerere University Business School (MUBS), Islamic University In Uganda (IUIU) and Nkumba University have already issued the directive and many more are undertaking free vaccination drives for students and lecturers in preparation for reopening this November.
Kampala University announced their decision in a circular which they issued orders that all staff and students should report to their campuses for vaccination that will be taking place between 28-31 October 2021.
The circular which was released yesterday instructs that the students and staff do so as this will help in the safe reopening of the campuses under observance of the Presidential directive.
The President, while addressing the nation instructed that for the reopening of education institutions to occur, all lecturers would have to be fully vaccinated along with mature students.
The circular therefore communicates that the institution shall follow through with the Presidential directive to have all lecturers and students vaccinated before they grant them access to lectures.
Bugema University on the other hand said that they have already had over 75 percent of their staff vaccinated and the process is still going on.
The Ministry of Health is currently undertaking a mass vaccination campaign to have the priority 4.8 million Ugandans vaccinated by the time the country is opened up again.
Covid-19 vaccination is free.