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BACK TO SCHOOL: Report findings put Mitooma schools’ readiness to reopen at 90%

MITOOMA- Atleast 90% of the schools in Mitooma district are ready for re-opening, according to a report.

In a report compiled by the Coronavirus task force and education sector who inspected the schools last week, only 10% of the schools have failed to fulfil the provided guidelines for re-opening.

The Mitooma district RDC Ada Nasiima who also heads the task force, told our reporter today that those schools which have failed to adhere to guidelines will not open.

Peace Barungi Gloria, the Mitooma District Education Officer said they inspected more than 155 primary schools and 29 secondary schools and atleast most of them scored above 60% passmark.

The guidelines stated that every school must be fenced, with a security guard, have temperature guns, create Covid-19 task forces, every person must wear a mask, having awareness messages in the school compounds.

The DEO said most of the schools are trying but those who have failed will not be awarded certificates for reopening.

She said the school task force should comprise teachers, parents, learner’s and health officials.

Schools had been closed on 18th March 2020 by president Museveni as a way to stop the spread of coronavirus.

However, they are set to open for only candidate classes on 15th October 2020.


Felix Twinomugisha
Since Felix Twinomugisha joined the Informer Ug in 2020, he is still amazed how, "the company gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills. It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, and photography and television production." A practicing journalist since 2016, first with Greater African Radio in Mbarara later to Freedom Radio in Kabale and Currently at Crane Radio Ishaka Bushenyi. He is the Chief Beaural for the Informer Ug for Greater Bushenyi Including Bushenyi, Mitooma, Buhweju, Sheema, Rubirizi.


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