Several schools were thrown in confusion following the President’s directive requiring all educational institutional to close as a preventive measure against COVID 19.
While announcing the directive in a televised address on this week, President, Yoweri Museveni, said it was necessary to close schools to ensure that COVID 19 doesn’t spread to high risk environments such as schools.
The directive came in the middle of the school term with about six more weeks to the end of the term. Schools have until midday today to have shut down.
Our reporters visited several school and found head teachers addressing teachers on the presidential directive before sending off learners for the next 32 days.
However, some of the teachers explained that the premature order to close the schools has left them in confusion.
Edward Kanoonya, the head teacher Kololo Secondary School, says they send away candidates with work to keep them busy at home.
Betty Nalubega, the deputy head teacher Kampala Capital City Authority primary School Kamwokya, says the presidential directive has left the with no choice but to leave learning in the hands of learners.
Thomas Lwanga, the Head teacher City High School, says the presidents’ pronouncement caught them unaware, adding that they are still searching a way forward on how to handle the situation.
At Kitante Hill School, the school printer was working nonstop to print work for batches of work for learners. Catherine Onen, the head teacher, said that they were planning to send learners with some work so that they can continue learning even when they away from school.
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