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Students in Non-Candidate Classes Could be Promoted Automatically – Government

The closure of schools in March has definitely set back the education system in very many ways. However the recent reopening of schools for candidate classes has put very many questions at hand for example the fate of non-candidates.

Mr. Ismail Mulindwa, the Director, Basic and Secondary Education has revealed that the ministry of education is considering promoting students in non-candidate classes, should they fail to get a chance to return to school before the end of the academic year.

Mulindwa while meeting MPs on the Education Committee said the ministry was set to roll out the enhanced home-study programme for effective learning for other learners that can lead to promotion to the next class in case the situation does not warrant reopening for all.

While giving his latest address on Covid-19, President Museveni said that the cabinet approved the re-opening of schools for candidates and finalists on October 15, 2020.

He also noted that there are some reasons that hinder private schools from re-opening since some schools were doing education as a business adding that the Ministry of Education has been directed to expand the number of secondary schools.

On Tuesday 22, the ministry released a new school calendar which will roll over into next year, confirming that schools will start on October 15th for the second term and close mid-December.

The Third Term, according to the new calendar will begin mid-January and end in April.

He says they have developed study materials through the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) to cover the rest of the syllabus for each class.