SECTION OF ZOMBO TEACHERS , PARENTS AND STUDENTS REACTS TO GOVERNMENT PROPOSED REOPENING OF SCHOOLS.

Parmanent secretary in the ministry of education, Mr Alex kakooza on Monday said the ministry is working hard to ensure that the study calendar is released this week by the stroke of a pen.

SECTION OF ZOMBO TEACHERS , PARENTS AND STUDENTS REACTS TO GOVERNMENT PROPOSED REOPENING OF SCHOOLS.
Students of charity college paidha

ZOMBO.

Some teachers, parents and students in zombo district have reacted to decision made forth by government to open schools for finalists at different levels of learning.

President museveni last sunday, designated 15th of October this year as the set date for reopening of schools for final year students at different  levels of learning . However decisions for other classes are yet to be made in January. 

" finalists in each learning institutions can go back to school.They are a smaller number than the total number of learners- less than 10% of the population.They will have bigger space for social distancing" The president said.

    TEACHERS REACTIONS

Mr Paul Gingiera, a geography teacher at paidha seed secondary school said 
" we are having around 120 senior four candidates and about 10 senior six candidates. I hope these are manageable numbers. We can set like four classrooms for senior four candidates.its going to be manageable I think" 

A Teacher at charity college paidha who prefered never to be named said
" its not a simple task but we shall improvise..this decision by government leaves many questions than answers but we shall try a way forward" 


Mr ocaya willy , a teacher at jupumwocho primary school in paidha subcounty said
" I thought may be this year is going to be a dead year. This decision is going to have some slight negative effects on the sides of learners because that online learning was not completely robust. I think dead year would have been considered because there is a reason why dead year was introduced In the education callender".


Another teacher from Alala primary school in jang okoro subcouty who preferred anonymity said
" its not going to be hard for us..we have not more than twenty candidates in our school..that number is just manageable. 

 PARENTS REACTIONS

Midred a resident of mvungu in paidha town said
" this is not a simple task especially for parents who are paying students in private schools..its somehow simple for those with students in government aided schools" . 

A nurse at paidha health centre 111 who talked to citinews  said
" this is hard for us..I have a son in one of the private schools here in town..This thing is going to affect many people especially those whose businesses have been grounded by this situation.. Its hard but we shall look for alternative"

Okecha j conte, a parent at jupandika east paidha town council said
" am just happy that I don't have a candidate child as per now..other wise it was going to be hard for me"


STUDENTS REACTIONS

Ofoyrwoth Daniel a former headprefect and senior six student of st aloysius college Nyapea said
" it would have been better for the government to allow us start a fresh next year..there are so much that we haven't covered and I think that alone is going to affect most of us..Then school fees is another thing that is going to create more challenges"


Kintho manuela , a candidate student at charity college paidha said
" this was long overdue..so many young girls are getting pregnant just because of  this long stay at home..if we are in school at least we are always bussy but when at home like this, it becomes hard to control ourselves as girls..I think this is the right decision"


A primary seven pupil from paidha model primary school who prefered anonymity said
" my father is a businessman here in paidha..his bussiness has been greatly affected by this covid-19 ..Our school fees structure is not simple and the problem is I have other brothers in other private schools. We are just praying that things comes to normal"


Parmanent secretary in the ministry of education, Mr Alex kakooza on Monday said the ministry is working hard to ensure that the study calendar is released this week by the stroke of a pen.


In march this year, Education institution amongst others became off the cliff after government imposed a nation wide lockdown in a bid to stymie the spread of covid-19 pandemic which is ravaging all parts of the world.

rwothomio@citinews.us Rwothomio Mike Jabila