Ministry of Education issues final reopening plan of schools for Kampala Metropolitan. The Ministry of Education and Sports has released a phased program to be followed by schools in Kampala, Wakiso and Mpigi districts in reopening for learners.
This follows President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s announcement last week that all schools in the country that had been closed for over two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be reopened on January, 10th 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, January 2nd 2022, the Ministry of Education and Sports 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.
According to the statement, all learners in day schools shall report on Monday the January 10th, 2022 for class while the learners in boarding schools in the districts of Wakiso, Mpigi, Mukono, and Kampala shall follow a staggered reporting plan with effect from Monday 10th, January 2022 and no boarding Students in the said districts shall report for school earlier than January 10, 2022.
The statement has it that students in international schools whether offering day or boarding schools also comply with the program and should not open earlier than the January, 10 dates as indicated by the president.
The Ministry directed that those in Mpigi and Wakiso districts, the reporting dates for boarding students in A-level and those in lower primary (boarding) will be January, 10th whereas those in O-level, P.5, P.6 and P.7 (in boarding) will be Wednesday, January, 12th 2021.
For Kampala and Mukono, the statement says boarding students in A-level and lower Primary are expected to report to school on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 whereas those in O-level, P.5, P.6 and P.7 will be expected to report on Thursday, January, 13th, 2022.
The Ministry however says that schools that have already communicated to parents a staggered reporting plan that goes beyond January, 13th 2022 are free to retain such a plan provided no learners report before January 10, 2022.