The administrators noted that children's brains are active, with a lot of interest in playing, and mingling amongst themselves without adhering to the recommended COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures.
The cases came up over the last two weeks since the reopening of schools as the government ended a 22-month long lockdown on educational institutions. But as schools re-open their gates, hundreds of learners are reported to be stuck in homes, with no fees or even money to clear the school requirements.
Dr Asuman Lukwago, the Secretary to the Education Service Commission, confirmed the happening but declined to share details of the applicant and how much money was found in the envelope. However, Dr Lukwago says that the applicant is a male Deputy Head Teacher from the central region who was applying for the post of headteacher.
The Ministry of Health last year listed teachers among high priority categories of people to be vaccinated and this was also set as a condition for the reopening of schools, which remained closed for more than 22 months as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several government-aided schools in Luwero, Masaka, Rakai, Mukono, Nakaseke, Gulu and Amolator, among other districts, are struggling with a very poor turn up of learners, many of them recording less than half of the student population they had before schools were closed on March 20, 2020.
With the COVID-19 induced financial stress, institutions that have been out of business are limping, and in fact, many schools have closed shop turning classrooms into rentals, bars, and poultry houses, among others. But for all these institutions, all it has taken is a pronouncement by the owners and administrators that the school is no more.
Ongalo, with the help of some parents, locked the office of the headteacher, Catherine Annet Eunyu on Monday. Ongalo faults Eunyu for misconduct including absenteeism, mismanagement of UPE funds, and arrogance.
Kashambya Community College, a Private Secondary School in Rukiga district had officially reopened on January 10, 2022, when all other educational institutions were reopened. However, they announced the closure on Wednesday and refunded school fees to all learners who had reported back to school.
A professional accountant is one who has taken and completed a course in one of the internationally accredited professional accountancy bodies. To receive the practising certificate, one has to register as a full member of a body recognized by the government like, in the case of Uganda, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda, ICPAU.
David Kagimu, a teacher at Kajuna Church of Uganda Primary School says that despite the underlying COVID-19 threat, parents have failed to provide facemasks to their children as they go to school; frustrating the overall enforcement of COVID-19 prevention interventions. He says that it is difficult to enforce the guidelines without support from parents.
The findings are based on the household assessment to test children's basic literacy and numeracy skills conducted between August and September 2021. It involved 870 volunteers and 29 Village Coordinators who visited 5,673 households and surveyed 15,033 children in 435 villages, in 29 nationally represented districts.
In September, the university transitioned from Academic Information Management System -AIMS to the Academic Management Information System- ACMIS, a new records management system, which affected payments.