School proprietors warned against holding Parents’ meetings as schools reopen


KABALE- The acting Kabale district education officer has called upon school proprietors not to hold school Parents-Teachers Annual meetings as schools reopen for semi-candidates.

On 4th February 2021, President Y K Museveni announced the re-opening dates for semi-candidate classes, universities and tertiary institutions during his address on covid-19 pandemic and school reopening.

According to the President, learners in Primary Six, S3 and S5 will resume classes on March 1, 2021, and study in a staggered system where different groups of learners will be reporting to school on different days as decided by the ministry of Education and sports or school authorities.

Tumwijukye Moses Bwesigye, the acting Kabale District Education Officer DEO, told that school proprietors must follow the Ministry of Health’s Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs aimed at preventing the spread of the scourge.

According to him, organizing such meetings will call huge numbers of parents of different origins that may put the schools communities at stake of increasing the spread of the scourge.

Bwesigye advised teachers to ensure that learners wear face masks and ensure regular temperature measuring, records keeping of whoever enters the school gate if they are to contain the COVID-19 spread.

The DEO asked parents to pay visits to schools before sending their children back to ascertain the readiness of these Education facilities to follow the SOPs in their education processes.

Head teachers in Kabale district including Bruce Ariho of Kabale Trinity College and Abraham Akampurira of Kigezi High School told the press that they are ready to welcome the learners since the schools calendar is out.

The head teachers advised parents to bring the learners along with some school fees to help them run the schools activities normally.