Campus Bee has learned, the Ministry of Education has designed plans that will fully ensure observance of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) upon resumption of schools, focusing on candidate classes and finalists in schools and higher institutions.

This was revealed by the Director of Education Standards – Ministry of Education and Sports, Dr Kedrace Turyagyenda who futher notes that as the ministry waits for the pronouncement on the fate of schools reopening, opening for all learners would make it impossible to observe the SOPS hence; opening in phases starting with finalists and candidates would be the most practical option.

Dr Turyagyenda also revealed that results from the different surveys on school’s readiness across the country indicate possibility of re-opening for candidate classes because their numbers are seemingly manageable.

Proposals from the education ministry in this cause note the different plans in terms of teaching schedules and timetables  that the schools will be advised to follow to minimise congestion.

“Where applicable, the morning shift shall end at 12: 30 p.m. and the afternoon start at 2: 00 p.m…An alternate day attendance schedule where different streams attend on alternate days as deemed appropriate in a bid to ensure that numbers are manageable,” the proposal document states in part.

President Yoweri Museveni is expected to address the nation next week on the status quo of the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic and it’s at that point where he will pronounce the ‘big decision’ taken on the fate of the pending academic year 2020.

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