KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Education has postponed a planned press briefing meant to give an update on the phased reopening of schools and universities, as the country tries to ease the COVID-19 lockdown which has seen education institutions closed for more than two months.
In a letter signed by Patrick Muinda, the Education Ministry Permanent Secretary, and posted on Uganda Media Center's Twitter handle, the Ministry cited issues that require further multi-stakeholder discussions and concurrence before issuing a final statement, as the reason for the postponement of this briefing.
The briefing, which had been scheduled for this week, was meant to give guidelines and dates for the reopening of schools, with students in candidate classes expecting to report to school a little after June 4.
“Consequently, the Ministry is now at the final stages of the consultative process on the reopening of schools and other educational institutions and is embarking on consolidating feedback obtained over the last week,” the letter reads in part.
The Ministry promised to communicate a new date for the briefing very soon.
We shall keep you updated on any further developments on this issue.
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