Ssewanyana says that while many mobile applications have been developed to offer solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, this would be the first custom made for learning institutions. It was designed to suit and favour the learning environment especially higher institutions of learning.
The Chief Administrative Officer-CAO Kasese, Amis Asuman Masereka says 10,152 pupils registered to sit for Primary Leaving Examination-PLE this year but 482 did not report back when candidate classes re-opened in November.
Dr. Atwine who also assessed Covid-19 preparedness at Uganda-Rwanda border of Chanika, Kisoro hospital in Kisoro district, Uganda-Rwanda border of Katuna and Kabale regional referral hospital in Kabale district explained that the government is aware that some schools especially those along the border attract learners from neighboring countries adding that opening them now means that it will give a chances for some people to cross to Uganda.
Augustine Muserero, the head teacher Kasese Secondary school applauded the directive regardless of its implication to the academic calendar. Kasese Secondary school is expected to dismiss students today.
The caution by Rev Fr Francis Mugisa, the Hoima Catholic Diocese Secretary for Education follows reports that a number of Church founded schools have had their results withheld by the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB, in the recent past.
Speaking to URN shortly after releasing the report at the Civil Service College in Jinja district on Monday, Ambrose Luyoka, the coordinator of UTSEP, said government loses Shillings 16 billion teachers who are present in schools but are not performing their classroom duties effectively.
John Ssempebwa, the Deputy Executive Director Uganda Tourism Board says that teaching heritage education, students will have a better appreciation of their heritage. He says that the inter-school history competition is meant to make history and culture more interesting to the young people.
The conductors were installed in eleven Primary and secondary schools in the municipality. However, the conductors in six schools have so far been stolen in Kigungu, Lugonjo and Manyago Primary Schools leaving school children vulnerable to lightning.
Dan Byaruhanga, the head teacher of Kiteezi Junior School observes that any programme designed for learners must be appropriate to their age. Otherwise, he adds, its unsuitable content may end up creating more problems than achieving the required life skill or competence.
The schools are meant to cater for the learning needs of the people who were evicted from the land earmarked for the construction of an oil refinery in Kabaale parish, Buseruka Siub-county, Hoima district.
Over 1500 teachers in Mbarara Municipality have laid down their tools over pay. The teachers, under their umbrella Uganda National Teachers Union UNATU, have been protesting the delayed payment of their March salaries.
Court postpones ruling of the case in which Bridge International Academies BIA is challenging the decision of Education Ministry to close down its 63 branches. Lady Justice Patricia Waswa Basaza who was supposed to deliver the ruling at 10am reported that she was out of the country and therefore her verdict was not yet ready to help in disposing off the case.
Thirty other schools were closed early this month on similar grounds. On Tuesday, a team of officials led by Emmy Kayiri, the Kasese Municipal Education Officer carried out an on spot inspection of schools.