Reopening of Schools Hangs in Balance

Minister of Education, Hon. Janet Museveni

Reopening of schools for Students in candidate classes and finalists might have to wait longer than expected.

During the 14th presidential address on Covid-19, President Museveni tasked the Education Ministry to develop guidelines for safe reopening of schools for candidate classes and finalists before the 4th of June.

In a circular, the Education Ministry’s press conference that was scheduled for May 22 to issue guidelines for reopening of schools was postponed to a later yet to be communicated.

“We wish to inform you that the press conference will not take place due to emerging issues that require further multi-stakeholder discussions and concurrence before the Ministry can move to issue a final statement,” reads the statement issued by Assistant Commissioner for Communications and Information Patrick Muinda, on behalf of the Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza

“A date for this press conference will be communicated in due course.”

Muinda said the Ministry is in the final stages of the consultative process on the reopening of schools and is still consolidating feedback.

“Consequently the Ministry is now at the final stages of the consultative process on the re-opening of schools and other Education Institutions and is embarking on consolidating feedback over the last week.”

Recently, the State Minister for Primary Education Rosemary Senninde requested Parliament for more time for the Education Ministry to develop guidelines for the

reopening of schools.

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