The Ministry of Education and Sports has further revised the school calendar to allocate more learning time to semi-candidates in what has been termed as a special term.
Mr. Ismael Mulindwa, the director in charge of basic and secondary education says that after several meetings, they have realized that semi-candidates in primary six, Senior three, and senior five had been allocated limited time to run through their respective class syllabus before they can be promoted to candidate classes.
According to the school calendar released in February, semi candidates were allocated 14-weeks of study starting March 1, 2021, running up to May 21 for them to break off and create room for another group of learners to join the school.
The calendar had given the learners an 11-weeks holiday before they could return for a new academic year which starts in August.
However, under the new arrangement, the group will have a small holiday of two weeks and return for a special term covering eight weeks before they are covered for promotion.
Mr. Mulindwa, who also doubles as the chairperson of the COVID-19 education response committee announced the development yesterday afternoon while addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on the staggered re-opening for non-candidates. Mr. Mulindwa speaking;…
In the said arrangement, candidates will report on June 7, 2021, together with lower primary pupils in P1, P.2, and P.3. END.