The Ministry of Education and Sports will this month deliver the
second phase of the self-study materials for Primary and Secondary learners.
As one of the best ways of ensuring continued learning at home during
the lock down, the education Minister Janet Museveni proposed that lessons be
delivered through print and self-study home packages, recorded lessons and live
presentations on radio, television-lessons.
The National Curriculum Development Center-NCDC developed standardized self-study lesson packages for all core subjects for Primary and
Secondary school learners.
State Minister for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo says
the new study materials will help learners continue with their syllabus adding
that the first delivered package was meant for revision purpose.
He was speaking in Kasese during a meeting with district leaders.
Muyingo said that the government is determined to ensure that learners continue
with studies because the ministry is not sure when schools will re-open.
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Muyingo says that he is optimistic that the ministry of education will produce enough learning
materials to ensure continuity of learning for all. He encouraged leaders
and parents to support the development.
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The plan by the Ministry of Education has faced several
challenges. For many districts, the distributed packages are not enough to
cover the entire population of pupils yet many of the families do not own
television and radio stations to tap into the lessons that are broadcasted on
radio stations and televisions.
In the districts of Pallisa, Bududa, Busia, and Mbale, several
parents say that it is overwhelming for the government to task parents who are
struggling to get food to purchase or even photocopy the learning materials.
Available statistics indicate that more than 15 million learners
are affected by lockdown.
The program targets at least 10.7million children in
Primary, 2 million in Pre-Primary and 2 million students in Secondary Schools.