A proposal for re-opening schools has been tabled before President Museveni for perusal and further guidance, according to the Ministry of Education and Sports.
Students have been out of school for quite a spell, bringing concerns regarding teenage pregnancies and an overflow of children of school-going age with no specific places to accommodate them.
According to sources at State House, the president received the proposal from Ministry of Education officials in the presence of the National Covid-19 Task Force at State House Entebbe. Also present were members from the Ministry of Health.
The development was further confirmed by the Private Secretary to the Minister of Education Denis Mugimba.
Mugimba said that according to the proposal, they asked President Museveni to allow schools open but in a phased or staggered manner, not allowing students to gather in schools at the same time.
The program was used previously and allows only a few classes to be accommodated at school premises alternatingly. ENDS