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John Chrysostom Muyingo addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Wednesday. PHOTO/MONITOR

John Chrysostom Muyingo the State Minister of Education suggested that if schools are found non-compliant they will not be allowed to reopen for other classes.

Government has made it clear that they will only reopen schools for other classes on account that the decision does not culminate into the further spread of the coronavirus.

While addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Wednesday, John Chrysostom Muyingo the State Minister of Education said that government tasked a team to inspect if schools countrywide are in a proper position to reopen for other classes amidst the ongoing pandemic.

Muyingo emphasised that the education ministry will only take a decision basing on findings from the team that is currently still carrying out its research findings.

According to the Ministry, the teams are supposed to inspect 1,800 institutions of learning with each team slated to handle 30 schools including 20 secondary schools, seven primary and three teacher training institutions.

The teams are as well expected to submit their reports to the regional head by December 21 to enable them to compile a nationwide report later this month.

‚ÄúYou are instructed to submit reports to the regional heads by Monday December 21 to enable them prepare the regional report. The national report is supposed to be ready by December 29,‚ÄĚ the guidelines for follow-up inspection of education institutions stated.

J.C Muyingo suggested that if schools are found non-compliant they will not be allowed to reopen for other classes.

‚ÄúIf schools are not complying, we shall not reopen. On event that schools do not open as anticipated, the ministry will distribute reading materials to learners at home,” the Minister added raising worries of students in candidate classes who are soon reporting back¬†home for Christmas holidays.

Muyingo asked the parents to limit their children’s movement while in holidays to protect them from contracting the COVID-19 from those in the community.

muyingo schools allowed reopen classes
John Chrysostom Muyingo addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Wednesday. PHOTO/MONITOR

In October, the government directed for the reopening of schools for only those in candidate classes. The education ministry said then that reopening of schools for other classes would be made based on how schools position themselves amidst the ongoing coronavirus.

With the rising community cases in the country, experts have raised worries that the government should be set for mass infections if schools are allowed to crowd with students.