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Education Authorities Clear 121 Schools to Re-Open in Bundibugyo District

According to the DEO Bundibugyo District Justus Bithaghalire, the district had given a go ahead to schools that scored atleast 60 percent of the recommended Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) issued the Ministry of Education and Health to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Bundibugyo District Education authorities have approved 121 out of 150 schools in the district and two technical institutes to reopen today for final year learners.

Justus Bithghalire, the Bundibugyo District Education Officer told Uganda Radio Network -URN on Wednesday evening that they have given a go ahead to schools that scored at least 60 percent of the recommended Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Ministry of Education and Health to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Bithaghalire said by Wednesday evening they had issued out certificates of compliance and masks to all institutions that have been okayed to re-open.

He said candidates from the 29 schools that were not cleared have been asked to be incorporated into neighboring schools.

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Bithghalire re-emphasized that the district task force will close any institution that flouts the set out guidelines.

Ezekia Masereka, a head teacher at Standard Nursery and Primary School in Ntotoro Sub County says they are still struggling to put in place all the requirements due to financial incapacitation. His says that the school is relying on parents who have promised to contribute funds to buy sanitizers, soap and hand washing facilities.

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According to the pronouncement made by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on September 20, institutions are expected to reopen today following the set out guidelines.

The guidelines include; foot-operated hand washing facilities, daily screening of learners and staff at the gate, social distancing between learners, good sanitation facilities among others.

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