The Kampala Parents School has announced that full online classes for pupils from kindergarten to primary school will start on Monday as Uganda continues to grapple with the current lockdown over the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
The country is currently still in total lockdown with education institutions not able to operate for a foreseeable future.
Principal Mrs Daphine Kato said in a May 22 circular that, the online learning will start with completion of the term I syllabus.
“The school has invested heavily in the infrastructure to enable this learning,” Mrs Kato said on Saturday May 23.
Mrs Kato says that the teachers will be accommodated at school because of the restrictive movement regime in the country.
“This is Historical as first Ugandan primary school goes online. We can’t run away from Coronavirus, we must learn to adapt and live with it, adjust our social habits and embrace changes to to way of living our lives,” a parent said in an online comment.
The online classes will kickoff on Tuesday 26 May, 2020 for Primary five, six and seven.
Classes for Primary three and four will start on 29 May, 2020 whereas top class, Primary one and two will start on 4 June, 2020.
This school is starting with online classes to bring normality to society and this will be followed by physical classes once permission is granted by government.
Meanwhile, registration for all the interested parties is ongoing.
In April this year, KPS offered to take primary seven pupils back to class on NTV Uganda through live lessons at a free cost until the end of the lockdown. The lessons are aired from Monday to Friday starting at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, and on Saturdays- 8:00am to 9:00 am.
President Yoweri Museveni on March 20, 2020 suspended school operations following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Uganda.
However on Monday during his 14th national address on the updates of the pandemic, the President said Education institutions will open after June 4 but only for finalists/candidate classes adding that there will be no first-term examinations.