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.
State Minister for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo says that despite increasing calls from both parents and school administrators for re-opening of schools with some standard operating procedures, the ministry can only do so under the guidance of the Ministry of Health.
Dr Ahmed Kaweesa Sengendo, an expert on instructional technology and pedagogy observes that radio and television teaching is a special mode of instruction that needs to have both the teachers and learners trained. However, in this case, none of the two has been trained and in end, they might misuse the technology and make it unproductive.
UMU Vice Chancellor Rev Fr. John Chrysostom Maviri says that the university has recognized that many enrolled students lack the values of ethics, a basis for rules of behaviour and ideas about what is morally good and bad. He adds that although the course unit was integrated into programmes offered at the university, its impact seems to be minimal.
Dan N. Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary attributes the poor performance in biology on laziness on the part of teachers. According to Odongo, teachers concentrate on theoretical lessons at the expense of practical lessons.
At Kitante Hill School, Old Kampala, Kololo Secondary School and Mengo Secondary School students and teachers are eager to know how their students performed. A total of 99,672 candidates registered to sit for last years examinations.
Dr. Tony Mukasa Lusambu, the Commissioner Primary Education, says the Finance Ministry has lifted the ban, adding that intend to hire 22,000 teachers in different phases starting the 2019/2020 financial year.
In their February 19th, 2019 letter to the Education and Sports Minister, Janet Kataha Museveni, the teachers say they have been pushed to take industrial action because of lack of cooperation from government.
John Nangiro, the LC5 Chairperson Nakapiripirit, also an old student of Moroto High School says more needs to be done to reclaim the lost glory of the school. Nangiro attributes poor academic performance to insecurity, which he notes forced many good teachers out of the school.
Janet Museveni while speaking at the release of the 2018 Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE examination results on Thursday said that districts have been diverting the funds for other activities. She says that the funds are budgeted strictly for school inspection and not anything else.
Quoting biblical teachings from Mark 4 verse 35, President Museveni asked all university staffs not to emulate Jesus disciples who were scared of a storm even while they were with the Messiah who could simply bring the wave down by word of mouth.
According to the District Senior Education Officer, Elizabeth Kasenene, the number of unlicensed schools is unknown because they crop up at a high rate and operate without their knowledge. She, however, says that there are 60 licensed primary and secondary schools in the district.