Schools to remain closed for another three more months
Students and pupils shall remain home and utilize online classes for the next three months, the First Landy and Minister of Education and Sports has recommended.
According a statement from Prof. Mary J.N. Okwakol the Executive Director National Council for Higher Education and addressed to all Vice Chancellors and Principals for Higher Education Institutions, the minister issued the directive basing on the advice from the Presidential Scientific Advisory Committee.
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) is in receipt of a communication from the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports informing us that based on the advice from the Presidential Scientific Advisory Committee, the President has guided that all Higher Education Institutions should continue studying online using the ODeL System for at least another three (3) months. This is so as to enable Government find a lasting solution
Prof. Okwakol therefore encourage institutions to utilize the ODel System. Adding that all institutions that have not embraced the ODel. system are encouraged to do so.
"Should you require any further information do not hesitate to contact the Ag Director, Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Dr. Pius Achanga advised.
Schools have been under lock and key since March 18th 2020 when the President directed that all students and pupils return home, following the COVID-19 outbreak.
The virus has since infected 39,261 and killed 318. Most parents with children in Primary schools and secondary schools who are not in candidate classes have been forced to buy internet and enroll their children for zoom classes.
It remains unclear what will happen to children in villages who have no access to the internet. Only candidate classes ie P.7, S.4 and S.6 are currently allowed to teach.