The Ministry of Education and Sports released the dates on which education institutions will re-open to non-candidates and non-finalists so they can complete the 2020 academic year.
According to the ministry's permanent secretary Alex Kakooza, P6, S3 and S5 will resume studies on March 1 and go for holidays on May 21. P4 and P5 will report back on April 6 and break off on June 4, while P1, P2 and P3 will resume studies on June 7 and end the term on July 24.
S1 students will resume studies on April 12 and end the term on July 3, while S2 will start on May 31 and finish on July 24.
Students in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions, Primary Teachers' Colleges (PTCS) and National Teachers' Colleges (NTCS) will report back starting on March 1 and follow a shift system to ensure that Covid-19 SOPs are strictly observed, Kakooza said in February 9 statement.
Universities and other tertiary institutions will also re-open starting March 1, but in a phased manner. "The face-to-face sessions should be conducted in shifts and should be prioritized for courses and course units that require practical hands-on and laboratory work," the permanent secretary said.
The ministry says the 2020 academic years for primary schools, secondary schools will end in July 2021 after which a comprehensive calendar for the 2021 academic year will be issued.
The ministry also notes that progression to the next class will be based on attendance and continuous assessment of class work and assignments.