President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addressed the country on COVID-19 pandemic and school reopening last Thursday 4th February.
Normally, in Uganda, the academic year runs from late January to early December with three terms covering 260 days of curricula and co-curricular activities, assessment, and national examinations. Due to lockdown and school closures, many students have only completed part of their 2020 academic studies, so the plan is that the 2020 academic year will finish in July 2021. The end of the academic year means that learners at different levels will then move to their next levels or classes after this.
Exam candidates for this year are already in school and zccording to the President, students coming up to exams in Primary 6, Senior 3 and 5 will resume classes on March 1, 2021, and will study in a staggered system where different groups of learners will be reporting to school on different days as decided by the ministry or school authorities.
It is hoped students in other classes like Primary 4-5 and Senior 1-2 will return to school after the exam students have finished sitting their examinations. The CRESS & DOL Education Team is encouraging students in these classes to hold on and continue with home learning until the time comes for them to report back to school.
President Museveni also announced the re-opening dates for semi-candidates, universities and tertiary institutions.
Already at school P7, S4 & S6
March 1 – P6, S3 & S5 resume studies
April – S1, S2, P1, P2, P3, P4, P5 staggered back
UNIVERSITIES & INSTITUTIONS PLAN
Final year students
Continuing and new students stagger in March
July School year 2020 ends.
CRESS and the Education team in Uganda are working with all our sponsored students and their families to ensure their education continues through this time.