KAMPALA- The Ugandan government has set October 15th 2020 as the official date on which all schools shall resume operations after seven months of being closed due to COVID-19.
During the recent presidential address to the nation on issues related to COVID-19, President Yoweri Museveni gave a go ahead to the Ministry of Education to allow candidates and finalists to resume their studies while following the SOPs against COVID-19.
The Minister of ICT and national guidance Judith Nabakooba called upon the public to support children to ensure that they are able to resume properly come October 15th. She noted that the government will be giving ongoing guidance to schools on what they need to do to keep our children safe.
“In a special way, I want to call upon all those continuing students in other classes to take home schooling seriously. Remember there will be no dead year so come October 15th, all students including those at home will embark on their second term until December.” Nabakooba pointed out.
She adds that third term will be January to April and then children will be assessed and promoted. “Let us therefore take seriously the revised education calendar and work towards ensuring that our children remain safe while learning until the end of the term.” Nabakooba further cautioned.
The minister further called upon the public to enforce the guidance on churches, public transport and all those other sectors that are operational. She further thanked all those religious leaders and individuals who have adhered to the directive of 70 people.
“I know some are saying that this number is so little but I believe it can be reviewed with time if we all demonstrate compliance.” She added.
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