KAMPALA– The Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda has condemned the act by some schools that have started the process of admitting students via Online admissions stressing that it is illegal.
This followed a move by most top schools in the country to start advertising for the online admission of Senior one students just days after the release of 2020 PLE results.
According to Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the State Minister for Primary Education, the schools which are admitting senior one students Online are doing it illegally and should stop it immediately.
“We have not pronounced ourselves on Online registration or Online selection, and I want to make this very clear for those schools who are calling parents (be private, be government schools) who are trying to use the online for filling forms, and getting money from parents that is very illegal”, Kaducu noted.
Circulars from different schools that had gone viral on social media urged parents to follow a few guidelines issued by their schools and start registering their senior one students.
Some schools had gone ahead to launch online portals to be filled by parents and learners whereas others had required applicants to submit hand filled applications.
Up to date, it still remains unclear when the Ugandan education system will resume normal operations that were disrupted by the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
While presiding over the release of 2020 PLE results last week at State house Entebbe, Janet Kataaha Museveni, the Minister of Education and Sports stressed that the reopening of education institutions still hangs in balance.
“It is premature to say we will open at this time. To me, I cannot say there is a time we shall open, but in the near future, we shall”, Janet added.