Educationists have poked holes in the President’s decision to re-open schools and higher institutions of learning for finalists saying he should have instead declared 2020 a dead year for all.
On Sunday while addressing the nation on the Covid-19 situation the country, President Museveni allowed partial re-opening of schools which have been under lockdown since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic for only candidate classes and finalists in higher institutions of learning.
Ben Kirere, an educationist thinks that it is not the right time to re-open schools because there’s no way teachers and learners can cover the syllabus with the remaining few months to end the year.
He also says that giving learners examinations without completing the syllabus is unreasonable.
Kirere calls for an engagement between the teachers, learners and parents to analyse the situation and forge the way forward.
Schools and higher institutions of learning were the among the first places to face lock down five months ago due to the Covid -19 pandemic in order to curb the spread of the deadly corona- virus, however with the latest decision by the president to reopen the learning institutions for candidates and finalists has left many people uncertain about the safety and fate of their children going back to schools with the increased numbers of cases recently and also their readiness to sit for final exams.