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Govt asks schools to prepare enough for reopening

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Education Minister Janet Museveni

KAMPALA — Government wants private schools and institutions to concentrate on preparing for the re-opening of schools for the non-candidates by using this time to put in place the standards that were recommended by the ministry of health, instead of pressurizing for reopening.

Government closed down the schools in March 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 spread among the over 15 million school going population. Candidates and finalists have since been allowed to attend school to complete their education cycle.

Schools proprietors, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), politicians and parents have for all the time asked government on the way forward for the continuity of education in the country.

According to the Commissioner Private Schools and Institutions Edward Ssebukyu, the schools should put emphasis on their readiness than pressurizing for immediate reopening.

Ssebukyu says: “A good number of schools have very many students and what they should concentrate on being prepared with SOP measures as guided by the ministry of health.”

Meanwhile government is expected to give its stand on the school reopening for non-candidates this week as it was stated by the Prime Minister Hon Ruhakana Rugunda following the debate in parliament where legislators asked when government will be opening schools for the non-candidates.

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