Dr Kedrace Turyagenda, the Director of Education Standards is of the view that to minimize situations where COVID-19 might be imported from different communities into schools, parents should enrol their children in schools within their current communities.
The government announced two months ago that it was setting aside a revolving fund with 22 billion Shillings to support teachers whose livelihoods were disrupted when schools were closed in March. The money was channelled through the Microfinance Support Centre.
According to Onen, they only have UGX 800,000 in their account to re-roof and renovate the two latrines and the teacher`s house which was housing two classroom teachers, yet they need at least 5 million for the work.
The chairperson of the committee Jacob Opolot observed that the children cannot study unsupervised through radio and television lessons and the majority of learners are faced with a strange language and approach that renders them unable to benefit from the lessons.