Education Ministry releases phased school opening program


The Ministry of Education has released a phased program to be followed by schools in Kampala, Wakiso and Mpigi in reopening for learners.

President Museveni on Friday announced that all schools in the country that had been closed for over two years due to the Covid pandemic will be reopened on January ,10, 2022.

He however asked the ministry to come up with a detailed plan to mitigate road traffic congestion in the Kampala Metropolitan Area during the reopening.

In a statement released on Sunday, the Education Ministry said they have engaged different stakeholders including KCCA, Wakiso, Mukono and Mpigi district local governments, security and the Ministry of Works and Transport before coming up with a phased reopening program.

“All learners in day schools shall report on Monday the January, 10, 2022 for class. All learners in boarding schools in the districts of Wakiso, Mpigi, Mukono, and Kampala shall follow a staggered reporting plan with effect from Monday 10, January, 2022 and no boarding Students in the concerned districts shall report for school earlier than January, 10, 2022,” the Education Ministry said in a statement.

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