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International schools permitted to reopen for finalists

The Ministry of Education and Sports has allowed International schools to reopen for finalists to sit for their examinations.

The Education Ministry spokesperson, Dennis Mugimba revealed this during a press conference held on Thursday at the Uganda Media Centre.

“The Ministry of Education and Sports has only granted candidate classes in International schools to be in school to sit for their examinations,” Mugimba said.

On when other schools that offer the Uganda curriculum will be allowed to reopen, Mugimba said that they should wait for the final announcement from the President.

“It is only president Museveni that can announce on when schools should start,” Mugimba said.

Schools in Uganda were closed in June following the rampant outbreak of the second wave of the coronavirus.

Last week, the Ministry of Education and Sports held a consultative meeting with different education stakeholders to come up with a plan on how they can reopen schools safely. At the end of the discussion, it was decided that schools may reopen on 21 September, 2021 if the Ministry sees that it is safe to release students to go back to their schools.

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