We’re Not Opening Up Schools Soon. Minister
The ministry of Education has implored parents not to panic as they await schools reopening until after cabinet takes a decision on reopening of education institutional.
Speaking during the Release of November / December Uganda Business and technical Examination Board ( UBTEB) results ,the state minister for Higher Education Dr J.C Muyingo said that the ministry has not come up with any plan of reopening the education institution as it was portrayed in the media.
Muyingo says ,the ministry is still in consultation and planning process with stakeholders on how best the academic calendar could be restarted.
Social media rounds have been circulating false information about the reopening of school in October 2021.
The rounds have worried parents and this has forced government to come out clear on the matter.
It should be noted that government plans a phased reopening up schools after the full immunization of teachers and support staff as well as learners.
The Executive secretary for UBTEB Onesmus Oyesigye noted that out of the 15,019 candidates that sat for the examinations, 11,334 candidates ( 3191 females and 8143 males ) successfully passed while 3685 failed .
He noted that compared to the November/December 2019 performance, there is a 3% decline in pass rate from 78% in 2019 to 75% in 2020 thus attributing poor performance to the out break of covid 19.