Secondary school prefects urge government to declare 2020 a dead year

The leadership of Uganda Secondary School Prefect’s Association-USSPA wants the government to declare the 2020 academic year, dead for all.

According to USSPA, the opening of schools for candidate classes will be unfair to the rest of the learners.

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The student leaders also say that the e-learning and self-study programs introduced by the Education and Sports Ministry to help learners because of the closure of schools owing to the nationwide lockdown haven’t been effective and helpful especially to rural learners.

Schools across the country have been closed since March 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Patrick Muinda, the spokesperson Ministry of Education and Sports has advised the student leaders to raise their issues through the Covid-19 Task force for education which is tasked with collecting views from different stakeholders.

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“Am going to consult and see whether we can have an online meeting with them after they get in touch with us,” he said.

The students are now planning to meet the president to present their proposal.

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