By Spy Uganda
The Management of Kampala Parents’ School (KPS) has decided to open an Online schooling program, so as to allow pupils study at home during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.
The initiative, according to officials from the school, is aimed at keeping pupils engaged in their studies during the COVID-19 lockdown such that they don’t lose track.
TheSpy Uganda has learnt that KPS online classes will kick off on Tuesday 26 May, 2020 starting with Primary five, six and seven.
On the other hand, 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, hence parents have been advised to prepare their children adequately.
This development is aimed at keeping pupils attached to the normal schooling routine until the date the government will see it fit to open all schools, Universities and Tertiary Institutions which were closed following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Uganda.
Officials from the school revealed that registration for all interested parties is ongoing and that these online classes will be followed by physical classes once permission is granted by government to reopen schools.
It should be noted that in April this year, KPS, which is owned under the Ruparelia Group of companies, offered to provide lessons for primary seven pupils on major TVs in Uganda , through live lessons at a free cost until the end of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The lessons are broadcast throughout the week from Monday to Friday starting at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, and on Saturdays- 8:00am to 9:00 am, as a way of helping the pupils keep abreast with the lost time, so as to prepare them enough for the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).
KPS, just like all other schools and universities, were closed in March this year after President Yoweri Museveni announced a national lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
But the President, during his Monday 14th National Address on COVID-19, said that all Education institutions resume operation June 4th, for only finalists or students in candidate classes and that the rest will have to wait until the situation normalizes.