✳ No extra fees when term 1 resumes
✳ No formal end of term 1 exams
✳ Term I could resume April 27th
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has directed all educational institutions not to levy any extra fees when school resumes after the current break due to COVID-19.
First Lady and Minister of Education Janet Museveni also said exams for this term are called off. She made the announcements live on TV Saturday night.
She gave tips to students and parents on how to stay engaged at home, and said institutions should in the long term consider TV, radio and online as new ways of teaching.
If the pandemic is contained, she added, pre-primary, primary, secondary schools and Primary teachers’ colleges will open for the continuation of term-one on the 27th April up to 12th of June, 2020. Term-two would then start on 22nd June.
Universities should if all goes to plan, open for continuation of semester one, May 2, 2020.
▶ The 30 days will end on April 20th. The govt will inform stakeholders about the opening date for schools. However, if all goes according to plan,
Term 1 will open April 27th, 2020 to June 12th, 2020 – June 22nd to September 4th – 2nd term. 3rd term will begin on 21st September close on the 19th December and holidays are to be shortened.
▶ The Ministry is to organise lessons and has secured free learning airtime on radio to engage students that may not have access to online platforms. Teachers are encouraged to prepare material for the next terms and remedial work based on these lessons.
▶ No additional fees should be charged when Term 1 resumes.
▶ The Ministry has suspended any form of examinations during the #Covid19 crisis because some students lack the infrastructure to do them.
▶ There will not be end of Term 1 Examinations.
▶Schools will only have one mock examination by the Ministry.
▶ Should the lockdown be prolonged, the Ministry will also communicate and find ways of engaging the learners.