The COVID19 pandemic ate much into the education program of not only Ugandan schools but the world over. Since March, when President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of all schools in the country, children have been home idling, the fortunate one's homeschooling or studying online.
But with the easing of the lockdown, the government reopened schools to allow only candidate students to resume with their studies in order to finish their academic year. The ministry of education promised that other classes would return to school early next year if the pandemic reduces its wrath.
And to prepare for the reopening of schools next year if the virus is contained, schools are strategizing to recruit learners and investing in facilities and requirements that meet the health and safety of learners, teachers, administrators and parents.
Today, Kampala Parents School has announced that there will be no admission fees for term one of the 2021 academic year, however, pupils will undergo a mandatory interview process to test them. Parents intending to enrol their children at the school have been advised to call the school and book to enable the school plan and adhere to the SOPs and health guidelines.
“The principal of Kampala Parents' School informs all interested parents that there will be interviews for pupils from pre-primary to primary seven for the first term of 2021 intake from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm,” a statement from the school said.
For parents who wish to have their children study at Kampala Parents' School, interviews for primary one pupils are scheduled on Saturday 7th November, primary two to primary four are set for Saturday 14th November, primary five to primary seven are taking place on Saturday 21 November.
There will another opportunity for primary one on Wednesday 24th November. For Baby, Middle and Top class, the interviews are scheduled for Saturday 28 November.
Kampala Parents School has been using platforms like broadcast media, social and online learning tools like zoom to conduct classes and educate their pupils.
“Kampala Parents has always been a proud leader in innovating for our parents and learners. It is difficult to predict when Covid-19 restrictions will end, yet our children must continue being fed with knowledge,” Kampala Parents School proprietor Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia said in an interview with CEO East Africa.