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Ministry of Education releases dates for school reopening

By Mukembo Wilfred

The minister of Education and sports also the First lady of Uganda Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni has revealed dates for school reopening and guided on how the schooling will progress after almost two years of school closure due to Covid 19 Pandemic.

In her remarks, Mrs Museveni said that schools will re-open for all levels at once in order to recover the time that has been lost during the time when they were closed.

She said that pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools shall re-open on January 10th, 2022. First term shall operate for 14 weeks from Monday, January, 10,  2022 until Friday,  April, 14  2022 followed by a holiday of three weeks, the second term will open for 14 weeks from Monday, May,9,  2022 until Friday,  August,19,  2022, and will also be followed by a holiday of three weeks and The third term shall start on Monday,  September, 5, 2022 to Friday, December , 9, 2022 and will be followed by a holiday of seven weeks until Monday,  January,29 2023.

The minister also said that by the time schools closed for the second COVID-19 national lockdown in June 2021, learners in P.4, P.5, and P.6 had already completed their assessments and promoted to the next respective classes.

She said that the P.1, P.2, and P.3 classes of 2020 shall report in the next respective classes of P.2, P.3, and P.4.

“Remedial lessons shall be provided for these classes during first term 2022 to help them cover critical content for the previous class,” the minister added.

“Senior one and senior two classes of 2020 shall be progressed to senior two and senior three, respectively. Remedial lessons shall be provided these classes during the first term of 2022 thought they had been beneficiaries of home- study materials. The senior three and senior and senior five class of 2020 shall progress to senior four and senior six respectively upon reporting for the first term of 2022.”

The minister made the revelation during the 28th Annual Education and Sports Sector Review Workshop in Kololo on Wednesday.

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