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.
Obed Tebesiga Luganda, a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies notes that online studies have been challenging to him and he only hopes that vaccination of learners will help business at the institution to return to normal.
Hamis Kabogoza, a parent with three students at the school told URN that he received communication about the closure of the school on Tuesday evening. He, however, says that he only believed the letter upon arrival at the school on Thursday morning.
Janipher Kasisiri, the Director of Kampala Quality Kindergarten, says that following the full reopening of school she has been receiving calls from parents informing her of their decision to push the learners to the primary one class.
Having scored aggregate nine in her Primary Leaving Examinations, Nakabiito’s name was among those proudly displayed on the school notice board and the head teacher's office. After this confirmation, her father Hudson Mulira paid a sum of 2.1 million Shillings to cover the cost of admission and school fees.
Lydia Nalujja, the headteacher of the Castle nursery and primary school in Kawempe division, says that prior to the nationwide school reopening, they called teachers to find out those who will return for better planning.
Many of these learners had studied for only two weeks before schools were closed again following a reported rise in COVID-19 cases, in June last year. They had already paid school fees for the term that never was, and at the time, parents were told that the money would be carried forward.
Since the learners have spent nearly two years at home, some parents want them to skip two classes. On Monday, our reporter found parents at St Martin's primary school Mulago trying to convince the headteacher to allow her in a class of her choice.
Kigongo who hesitated to reveal the school said this exercise that’s to be conducted on Wednesday would have been impossible now if they hadn’t received a donation of 10,000 test kits. When they were brainstorming this initiative, he says they banked on government providing free kits but they have not yet gotten any indicator that this will happen soon.
Ronald Kasadha, the Deputy Headteacher Namirembe Hillside high school in Wakiso district, says that after two years government has not provided materials for senior two. He says that fellow teachers found it difficult to prepare teaching material for the same.
Anent Mulindwa, a parent of five, says that she can now breathe a sigh of relief that children are returning to school after a long period. "My youngest daughter has not been to school for two years. She was in P.2 when schools closed. I was wondering whether she will ever go back to school," the thrilled parent noted.
Fred Eregu, a booking clerk with Larem Safaris, which operates on the Northern route, says that they have been experiencing low passenger turn-up in Kampala since Saturday forcing them to deploy more buses upcountry.
Under the abridged curriculum, some repeated topics have been scrapped, others merged with teachers required to focus on selected competencies. Many topics in subjects like mathematics have been omitted. For instance, learners in S.2 will not study number bases, integers, geometry and construction, inequalities and regions, bearing, set theory, and algebra.
According to the Education Ministry, the Department of Education Standards last inspected schools in September 2021 and the findings indicated that only 30% of schools had pending issues that required action before they qualify to reopen.