At least 90 students, among them 83 males and seven females, all in their final year are expected to resume classes at Kilak Corner Technical Institute in Pader Sub County when schools reopen on October 15. But the district is currently stuck with 29 COVID-19 patients at the school dormitory which was turned into isolation centre a month ago.
Christopher Ndyabegyera, Rukiga District Inspector of Schools, says that he has already received a brief about the incident, and has asked the head teacher to compile a formal report so it is presented to higher authorities for help
Several local organizations that partner with international donors to support the poor children access education have been registering regrets from their partners who attribute their inability to continue supporting the learners to Covid-19 pandemic disruptions on their economic status.
In 2014, Museveni pledged to construct the school in Lagot Alero, Pupwonya North village in Atiak Sub-County to promote girl-child education following the prolonged effects of the two-decade Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency.
According to Okello who heads the resource mobilization committee, they opted for Don Bosco Atede because they have the facilities needed by the health department and also do not have any candidates who are easting examinations this year.
Former Uganda Cranes skipper and Captain, Andy Mwesigwa applauds the Education and Sports Ministry for taking such strides to introduce soccer training in schools. He, however, says it would be more fruitful for the soccer legends with vast experience and expertise to implement it.
According to Lakony, they launched a community sensitization drive in May this year to stop the escalation of teenage pregnancies but hit a dead end when some parents failed to provide information on the whereabouts of their daughters.
Rita Ssenyonjo, a parent says that the government has not been fair to the poor and vulnerable parents. She explains that as low income earners the are still struggling to raise school fees for their children and cannot afford to use private cars to transport their children.
Mastercard Foundation contributes 3.7 billion shillings towards the restoration of the iconic Makerere Main building that was gutted fire last weekend sending a shock to the students, alumni, and the entire country.
The centre was officially closed on Thursday and all suspected cases advised to self-isolate from their homes, according to the Moroto Resident District Commissioner Helen Pulkol. The centre had 18 isolated cases at the time of its closure.
Besigye said that it is a mistake, first of all, to think that the homeschooling program can yield results in Uganda. He also expressed worry that private schools can be left to 'die' under the guise that government schools will cover the gap.
The two categories of schools always have a limited number of students enrolled and authorities at the ministry of education believes that even with all learners back, they can ably observe the set standard operating procedures.
“Learners who walk to school or are transported by private means to schools may continue to do so; however, they may not use public transport on any occasion, even when they cannot walk or be privately transported to and from school by their parents/guardians,” the guidelines read in part.
The headteachers in Bunyangabu say that both learners, parents and administrators are not prepared enough for the new term. Private school administrators are particularly concerned about how they will raise money from a few candidates to pay teachers and running costs.
According to the calendar, the second term will run until December 19, when students will break off for a 23-day holiday which will end on January 10, 2021. This means that they will have covered over 75 days (10 weeks) at schools which is close to the usual term. The third term will begin on January 11 also running for the 13 weeks ending on the last day of April 2021.