Ntungamo Authorities to close schools conducting lessons for lower classes


NTUNGAMO- The Ntungamo Resident District Commissioner RDC George Bakunda has vowed to arrest all head teachers, directors and close schools conducting lessons for lower classes. 

RDC Bakunda while holding a special meeting with directors and head teachers of both government and private schools in Ntungamo municipality on Monday, noted that they received intelligence information about schools sneaking in learners for some classes that haven’t been reopened by the government yet.

He directed all schools conducting lower classes of kindergarten, P1, P2 and P3 to quickly send the learners back home before the security operatives swing into action to arrest them.

Bakunda promised to continue with operation to crack down schools that are flouting the guidelines.

In February, Cabinet approved the reopening of schools in a “staggered manner” that will ensure compliance with Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The Ntungamo Municipality principal education officer Mr. Nabaasa Gordon noted that the first phase of re-opening under this arrangement only targeted semi candidates (P.6, S3, and S.5) and the second targeted P.4, P.5 and S.1.

Nabaasa said that P.1, P.2 and P.3 pupils will report to schools on June 7th 2021 adding that there shouldn’t be any reason why they should be at school now.

Meanwhile the Ntungamo district internal security officer Mr. Tandeka Festo noted that the security operations will be intensified to also crackdown bar owners who operate illegally even during curfew time.

The directors and head teachers admitted flouting the Presidential directive but accepted to send back home all illegal learners.