By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda has released a new Calender guiding the reopening of education institutions for non candidate classes and non finalists for academic year 2020.
In a statement, the Minister noted that the permanent secretary Ministry of Education and Sports will issue a detailed calendar indicating the dates when all other classes will report back to school.
“The purpose of the circular is therefore to inform the parents, teachers and school proprietors that P6, S.3 and S.5 will report back to school on 1st March, 2021, study for 14 weeks and break off on 21st May 2021,” reads part of the circular.
Meanwhile P.4 and P.5 will report back on 6th April after PLE examinations which will end on 31st March 2021, they will study for 8 weeks and break off on 4th June 2021 to allow lower primary classes to report back and use the school facilities.
P.1, P.2 and P.3 will report on 7th June 2021 and study for 8 weeks which will end on 24th July 2021 and S.1 will report on 12th April 2021 and study for 14 weeks, ending on 3rd July.
S.2 will report back on 31st May 2021, after S.3 and S.5 classes break off and will study for 10 weeks, ending on 24th July 2021.
Students in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions, primary Teachers’ College (PTCs) and National Teachers’ College (NTCs) shall report back starting on 1st March 2021 and follow a shift system to ensure that the COVID-19 SOPs are strictly observed.
Universities and other tertiary institutions shall also reopen in a phased manner starting on 1st March 2021.