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We don’t have a programme for school reopening – Minister Muyingo

Minister John Chrysostom Muyingo. File Photo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The minister in-charge of higher education, John Chrysostom Muyingo has said that they do not know or have a plan for school reopening at the moment.

The minister made the remarks while officiating the release of the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board – UBTEB results last Friday in Kampala.

According to Minister Muyingo, the education ministry is currently carrying out consultations and no decision has yet been made on when schools can re-open.

The minister’s remarks came following reports that schools would reopen next week and give priority to pupils in primary one to three and students in senior one and two.

Muyingo says that no decision has been made yet because stakeholder consultations are ongoing. He says they do not have a formula on how schools will reopen or even which classes will be allowed to continue or not.

Early last week, the education ministry met school proprietors and teacher’s professional bodies to discuss how schools can reopen in a safe way. Some of the proposed measures were prioritizing classes that have not resumed learning since March 2020 and strengthening COVID-19 surveillance systems.

According to Muyingo, schools were closed to protect the lives of so many learners that were at risk following the lifting of the first lockdown. As schools remain closed for more than two months now, the minister urged teachers to use the time to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Teachers, let us use this time to go and get vaccinated. The vaccines are there and they are free of charge. As we engage stakeholders, go and get vaccinated so that when a decision is made, you will be ready to resume teaching,” he said.




  1. Nakiyana Winnie Trust

    Please reopen schools.
    Right now, you guys are so focused on the present situation but you should also try to consider the future. Some of us ,most especially girls are growing up so fast bannange and as you know,if a girl child is growing up without schooling,the next thing that a parent considers is marriage.So please save the girl child, please

    • It’s Uganda where u find social stratification that is about to be constitutionalised wat is the essence of opening international schools for foreigners l really doubt our leaders are Uganda because they don’t have our country at heart I won’t comment that think about our future no ..
      I. know u don’t care but well save a girl child

    • Yeah you are right they think of coz we are dying of the situation pliz we plead to them

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