However as the ministry plans to distribute the materials next month, schools want the ministry to address the gaps that include unfairness in the distribution, delays in delivering the materials, less content and also lack of standard mechanism of monitoring the learners at home.
Schools have asked the Ministry of Education to address gaps in the distribution of the home study materials.
The materials were distributed to schools as part of the
interventions to supplement teaching-learning activities in the covid19
disrupted learning period. The Ministry of Education contracted three different
publishers including; Baroque Publishers, MK Publisher, and Fountain Publisher
to print and distribute 5.43 million copies to benefit learners in upper
primary and lower secondary.
By the end of February this year most schools had received the
materials which are designed in textbook format with guidelines requiring headteachers
to specifically give out the books to individual learners as they came back to
school in a staggered manner.
However as the ministry plans to distribute the materials next month,
schools want the ministry to address the gaps that include unfairness in the
distribution, delays in delivering the materials, less content and also lack of
standard mechanism of monitoring the learners at home.
Alice Nabwire, the Deputy Headteacher of KCCA Primary School
Kamwokya, says the school received fewer copies compared to the number of learners.
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According to the education ministry, the study materials are
distributed based on the enrollment of the schools.
Nabwire wants the ministry to furs to ascertain the number of learners
before the materials are distributed.
David Ssengendo, the headteacher of Buganda Road Primary School, says that
although the school received adequate materials, the ministry should come up with
clear guidelines on how learners will be monitored and how they will reach the
learners who can’t access the school premises.
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Edward Kanoonya, the headteacher of Kololo secondary school is against
the suggestion of using the village local leaders to distribute the materials.
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Thomas Kitandwe, the headteacher of Quality Primary School
complains about the delays in delivering the home study materials, which makes it
difficult to serve the intended purpose.