The Kampala Parents School has on Thursday announced that full online classes for pupils from kindergarten to primary school will start on Monday as Uganda continues to battle with the current lockdown over the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Uganda’s education institutions are facing a big challenge of catching up with termly syllabus because of unending lockdown caused by the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result, Kampala Parents has resorted t investing big in e-Learning supported education to continue extending the academic resources and conducted classes for their pupils.
Principal Mrs Daphine Kato said in a May 22 circular that, the online learning will start with the completion of the term I syllabus.
“The school has invested heavily in the infrastructure to enable this learning,” Mrs Kato said on Saturday, May 23.
Mrs Kato says that the teachers will be accommodated at school because of the restrictive movement regime in the country.
The online classes will kick off on Tuesday 26 May 2020 for Primary five, six and seven.
Classes for Primary three and four will start on 29 May 2020 whereas top class, Primary one and two will start on 4 June 2020.
This school is starting with online classes to bring normality to society and this will be followed by physical classes once permission is granted by the government.
“This is Historical as the first Ugandan primary school goes online. We can’t run away from Coronavirus, we must learn to adapt and live with it, adjust our social habits and embrace changes to the way of living our lives,” a parent said in an online comment.
Many more schools are trying their level best to continue with teaching during this period whoever, most of them are highly affected by lack of resources and skills to adopt the e-learning technology.
In addition, some Ugandan areas are facing a big challenge of technology divide which can allow such innovation to be fostered much easily.
President Yoweri Museveni on March 20, 2020, suspended school operations following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Uganda.
However on Monday during his 14th national address on the updates of the pandemic, the President said Education institutions will open after June 4 but only for finalists/candidate classes adding that there will be no first-term examinations.
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