The government program which will be conducted in vocational institutions starting February to April 2021, across the country at a free cost is meant to empower the youths will skills that enable them to sustain themselves in life.
According to the circular issued on February 9th by the Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza, pre-candidates in P.7, S.3, and S.6 will report back to school on March 1 and study for 14 weeks before breaking off on May 2021. P.4 and P.5 will report to school on April 6 after Primary Leaving Examination and will study for 8 weeks and break off June 21 to allow lower primary classes to report and use the school facilities.
Day schools have also adjusted their time table from the normal 8; 00 a.m. to 4;30 p.m. teaching period and now learning starts as early as 6;30 a.m. and learners are released to return home late in the evening at 7; 30 a.m. Most of these students are seen on the streets moving back to their respective home as late as 9; 00 p.m.
None of the students has completed registration for the Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board-UBTEB exams, which are scheduled to start on April 8th, 2021. The remaining 46 students are also likely to drop out of school should they fail to find sponsors.