KAMPALA – Earlier this month, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of all schools for 42 days starting from June 7, 2021 in a move to mitigate escalating coronavirus cases.
Following this, the Ministry of Education has announced airing of lessons on various radio stations across the country as one of the means to cater for continuity of learning.
According to the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Alex Kakooza, they will start with Primary Four and Five learners on Monday, June 14 as the timetables for the rest of the learners are yet to be formulated.
Kakooza says parents and guardians are therefore requested to support learners with radio sets and to also allow them time to tune in to the various radio stations in order to attend the lessons.
According to the schedule, learners will be taken through Social Studies (SST), Mathematics, Science and Islamic Religious Education (IRE) for the next four weeks with each subject set to last 25 minutes on a separate day.
Uganda has recorded 1727 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours — signaling a 18. 7 % positivity rate.
This brings the nationwide count to 61,977 according to Ministry of Health figures released Sunday afternoon.
The figure becomes Uganda’s second highest number of Covid-19 cases in a single day since the pandemic began.
Data from the Ministry of Health further indicated that the country recorded 5 deaths —bringing the total number to 428.
Ministry of Health data shows the country had by Sunday cumulatively recorded 61977 Covid-19 cases with at least 884 patients admitted to hospitals across the country.
Cumulative recoveries have reached 48,160. The number of vaccinated people have reached 777,805.
Uganda is struggling with the entrance of other variants like the South African, Indian, and British mutants.