By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Following the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases across the country, the Ministry of Education and Sports has said that the planned reporting back to school and breaking off for holidays has been delayed until further notice to enable the government to deal with the escalating situation.
Last week the ministry of health announced that education institutions have become hot spots for the deadly Virus after over 800 new cases were reported from schools in one week. This has seen a number of schools and educational institutions suspend physical classes and some temporarily closing to handle the Covid-19 crisis.
As per the calendar, it provided the phased reopening for different classes as; P1-P3 classes are expected to report back on 7th June 2021, while P4 and P5 classes are supposed to break off for holidays on 4th June 2021. The semi-candidate classes (P6, S3, and S5) are also expected to report back for a special term on 7th June 2021 however, the schools have been advised to delay the opening for the new term.
“Pending the expected guidance of H.E, the President, Ministry of Education and Sports informs managers of educational institutions and the general public that the planned reporting back to school and breaking off for holidays, as indicated above, should be delayed until further notice,” reads part of the statement from the Education ministry.
The statement further adds that the Ministry of Education and Sports is working closely with the Ministry of Health to control the spread of the pandemic in education institutions and ensure early reporting and effective management of any emerging cases.