Coronavirus: Uganda’s Education Ministry clarifies on the reopening of schools

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The Ministry of Education and Sports has learned of a statement circulating on social media, purportedly made by the Hon. Minister of Education and Sports.

The message states that the First Term will commence on the 8th May this year. The writer further advises schools to cancel all leavers parties in order not to distract students and adds that UNEB and Entry Level exams will be based on Pre Entry Examinations.

The Ministry issued a statement saying that all that this statement contains is baseless and misleading. The Ministry said that this message must therefore be dismissed with contempt.

Hon. Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Katanga Museveni

The Ministry has structures through which decisions are made.

In due course, the Ministry announced that the Hon. Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Katanga Museveni will Communicate to the learners and all Education stake holders what the next steps will be in view of the Pronouncement made by His Excellency The President to extend the lockdown and curfew period by 21 days on the 14th April 2020.

“We assure the public that you will be kept informed of any and all developments at the Ministry with regard to the opening dates for schools, Education Institutions and the set dates for National Examinations.”, Said the Ministry officials.

In the Meantime, it called upon the learners to continue studying hard while helping with household chores and physical activity at home.

The Ministry also reminded all learners to constantly adhere to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.

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