Education Minister Janet Museveni says that the Ministry has developed a Preparedness and Response Plan to enable the continuity of learning during the lockdown. According to the new plan, learners will be taught on radio and TV.
The finance ministry has halted the recruitment process of over 4,700 teachers by the Ministry of Education. The education ministry had kick-started the process of recruiting teachers for secondary schools across the country with a recent advert calling for applications.
A total of 1,385 out of the 104,243 registered candidates did not turn up for exams, a slight drop from the 1,421 absentees registered in 2015, according to figures released by Uganda National Examinations Board--UNEB.
The announcement comes at the backdrop of a poor performance of science subjects across the country. The 2016 Uganda Certificate of Education results that were released today indicate that only 45 percent candidates reached the minimum competency level. Physics was recorded as the worst performed subject overall.
Prof. Charles Ibingira, the Principal of the Mulago based Makerere University College of Health Sciences, wrote a letter dated November 17 inviting staff of the college for what he called a special meeting.