Clarification On Re-Opening Of Schools – MoES Breaks Silence

The Ministry of Education and Sports has trashed a circulating social media story alleging that the Chairperson of the COVID 19 Taskforce has released a ”Recommendation on the re-opening of schools due to COVID-19 crisis”.

According to Mr. Patrick Muida the MoES Assistant Commissioner, the information communicated is false, misleading and must therefore be dismissed and ignored.

In a press release earlier, Muida said MoES does not issue Circulars and Policy guidelines through Social Media as a formal channel for Policy Communication.

The Ministry therefore advised that formal communication with regard to the guidelines for re-opening schools will therefore be communicated to the Public as soon as the final consultative process ends.

Below is a full Statement

CLARIFICATION ON THE RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS

By Patrick Muinda

The Ministry of Education and Sports has learned of a communication purportedly attributed to the Chairperson of the COVID 19 Taskforce that is unfortunately making its rounds on social media.

The writer of this false information states that The Chairperson of the COVID 19 Taskforce has released a ”Recommendation on the re-opening of schools due to COVID-19 crisis”.

I now wish to state and clarify as follows:

1. The information communicated is false, misleading and must therefore be dismissed and ignored.

2. The Ministry of Education and Sports does not issue Circulars and Policy guidelines through Social Media as a formal channel for Policy Communication.

The formal communication with regard to the guidelines for re-opening schools will therefore be communicated to the Public as soon as the final consultative process ends.

There will be a Press Conference to clarify issues that may require clarification. The conference will be held on the same day the guidelines for reopening schools will be issued. The time and venue will be communicated.

This therefore is to assure our learners, the public, parents and other stakeholders that the Ministry will disseminate the guidelines for the re-opening of schools and Institutions as soon as final consultations over the same are concluded very soon.

A formal press release to this effect will be circulated to all media houses for immediate dissemination on the morning of 22nd May 2020.

Stay Safe and
May God bless you All.

Asst. Commissioner – MoES

8 Comments

  1. I wondered how candidates classes will resume while others remain for next year. yet if the candidates pass will they find space in Senior one, five, etc while the other students for 2020 Will still be repeating the same classes, this decision should be made wisely other wise some classes will be congested.

  2. Abalala Stephen ojok on

    The ideals of opening schools only for candidates will not help we ugandan .if it will be a death year then let wait for next year that risking citizens life .therefore on my owned behalf I request the president and minister of education and sports with our beloved members of Parliament to refocus on that deaths kill issues plize

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