President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni is expected to announce reopening dates for non-finalists and non-candidates in a February 03 televised address.
The announcement of dates follows a January 01 cabinet resolution for reopening of schools in a staggered manner to prevent the spread of Covid19.
Cabinet agreed to allow Primary Six, Senior Three and Five learners to return to class in “the short term” and study in shifts with candidates where necessary.
Reopening for other classes may not be possible until the completion of Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) at the end of March and the completion of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) at the close of the first week of April.
At the end of January 2021, Museveni advised schools to wait for three more months before reopening since there was a chance of all learners being vaccinated by then.
But when he comes to speak to the nation, Museveni will be expected to officially announce reopening dates for P6, S3 and S5.
He will also officially allow Primary Teachers’ Colleges (PTCs) and National Teachers’ Colleges (NTCs) to fully reopen.