COVID 19 vaccinations spell fresh hope for education in Lesotho

COVID-19 was a pandemic that lasted two years, but the advent of vaccines has pointed the way to a brighter and more prosperous future for the country. Schools were forced to close for more than a year as a result of the outbreak. Despite the introduction of online learning, many teachers and students found it difficult to adapt.

As a result of this, Lesotho’s Ministry of Education is focusing on children, Kids, their families, teachers, including staff. Lesotho’s Ministry of Education too are working together to guarantee that all students receive a high-quality education. A collaboration between the education and health ministries is taking place to guarantee that schools and instructors participate in the vaccination rollout plan. Teachers, students, and the entire community could benefit from this opportunity to discuss vaccine reluctance and encourage vaccination, which could help the nation meet its goals.

In the words of nurse and trainer Tita Maqatsa, “it dawned upon us that the people desire to get knowledge so that they may make informed decisions.”. Furthermore, she stated that vaccine uptake has greatly improved since the introduction of this campaign backed by the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) project in conjunction with the Lesotho Red Cross.

Private industry and non-state actors are being enlisted in the effort to help ensure that everyone has equal access to effective COVID-19 response interventions.

A glimmer of hope for full-time education has returned with the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines.