Kampala Parents School has started full online classes for pupils to provide learning opportunities as the country continues to grapple with the ongoing movement and assembly restrictions over COVID-19.
In an earlier May 22nd 2020 circular to parents and Guardians, the school’s principal, Mrs. Daphne Kato said the online teaching will start with completion of the term I syllabus.
“Online classes will begin with Term 1 work which was not completed due to abrupt ending of the term. After completion of the first term material, we are to embark on Term II syllabus,” Kampala Parents School Principal said adding: “During the first week of the online teaching, there will be induction and revision of the holiday work. We shall issue a time-table for online classes which will be flexible where need be.”
“We should also not overlook the fact that the school has invested heavily in the equipment to enable online lessons to go on smoothly for the benefit of the learners. More still, due to the limited movement during this period of Covid-19 the school will take up the responsibility of accommodating the teachers,” she further said in the circular.
Online classes kicked off at Kampala parents are for Primary Five, Six and Seven. Classes for Primary Three and Four will start on 29th May, 2020 whereas Top Class, Primary One and Two will start on 4th June, 2020.
In April this year, Kampala Parents School, offered to cost-free lessons to Primary Seven pupils via NTV Uganda, until the end of the lockdown. The lessons were aired from Monday to Friday starting at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, and on Saturdays- 8:00 am to 9:00 am.
Sudhir Ruparelia, the School’s proprietor said that the school had invested into new 40 connected computers as well as training and accommodating the teachers so as to facilitate continued learning.
“Kampala Parents has always been a proud leader in innovating for our parents and learners. It is difficult to predict when Covid-19 restrictions will end, yet our children must continue being fed with knowledge,” he said, adding,“as a school, we are proud to be trendsetters.”
Asked about the cost of the online learning he said that parents would not incur any extra fees, beyond the normal tuition structure.
“Learners who had completed their term 1 fees will continue and finish the syllabus at no cost. We also urge those who had not completed to do so, so that the learners may catch up,” he said adding that, beginning on the June 09th the school would open for online Term 2 online lessons, subject to the guidance by the Ministry of Education for learners in Primary Seven.