After schools being closed in Uganda for close to 7 months due to Covid-19, they are now set to re-open this very week for candidate students and here we have all you need to know.
Government in March ordered the closure of all education institutions to avoid the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.However, later on Museveni said that after a period of over six months, schools will reopen to allow finalists complete school on 15th October.
“We have decided to reopen schools for candidate classes including P.7, S.4 and S.6 plus finalists in tertiary institutions like colleges and universities,” Museveni said.
The President explained that experts think it is safe for finalists to resume studies because they are only 1.5 million which represents only 10% of the total number of 15 million learners in country.
“Each group will have bigger space for social distancing. If they follow Standard Operating Procedures, they will be safe. The cost of waiting any further is very high because of the jam of transition.”
“If the batch of 2020 don’t move on, what will happen to batch of 2021? We can’t afford to have both in 2021. It can be done safely if people follow SOPs.”
Museveni however noted that non-finalists can only be thought of in January.
On several occasions, owners of private schools have called upon government to come to their help since they borrowed money from various financial institutions.