Campus Bee has obtained a purportedly leaked document from the Ministry of Education containing a tentative re-opening schedule for schools come July 2021.
The document indicates July 19 as the specified re-opening date which will see Primary 1, 2 and 3 report back to school to accomplish the pending academic year 2020 which has been halted due to closure of schools.
In the same way, Semi Candidate classes including Primary 6, Senior 3, and Senior 5 will report back on the same re-opening date (July 19) and finish that academic year on 3rd September, 2021.
Meanwhile, Senior 1 and Senior 2 will report back and break off from the pending year on August 13 and September 13 respectively.
The next academic year (2021) for the classes above is expected to start on September 20, 2021 upon completion of the pending academic year, 2020.
In line with the re-opening plan, Universities are anticipated to resume face to face classes on the stipulated re-opening, July 19 still. This will only come to life after the president gives the institutions a green light.
However, the Education ministry a day ago, called upon these institutions to adopt to online learning in order to finish the pending semester(s).
A number of universities have since taken heed to the Ministry’s call, and set their plans to resume classes virtually.
However, what still remains unclear is the case for universities such as Makerere, Mbarara University that were still running their end of semester exams. For the past lockdown period, final exams were quite difficult to be conducted online basing on the kind infrastructure in place. Universities took a step to organize physical examinations under maximum observance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
By publication time of this story, today marks day 3 of the lockdown as students look forward to the end of the 42-day stream of being home.
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