Mrs Janet Museveni has revealed plans by the Uganda Ministry of education and sports of ensuring that there is continuity in the education of learners during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The plan include using Radios, Televisions (TVs), pre-recorded lessons accessed through local government structures to the level of parish chiefs, in ensuring that even learners at parish level benefit. Other learners will access materials online among other interventions.
The minister who also doubles as First Lady highlighted how valuable parents and immediate family members can be to their children during this lockdown as the greatest contributors to learning.
“I therefore reiterate my appeal to parents and families, to help learning take place by involving the learners in their home activities to give them skills for life such as cooking, cleaning, gardening, looking after animals, business, Art, music, physical activity, play and sports and many others,” she noted.
Adding that parents can spend time with your learners to develop their values and positive attitudes.
“We have also identified the basic competences/concepts to study, harmonized learning packages/materials for use in the continuity of learning while learners are at home, and prepared Guidelines for LG to ensure effective learning”.
These will be delivered on Radios and Televisions and will mainly focus on P.1 to P.7 and Secondary level.
She noted that learning by Radios and TVs started on Monday 20th April 2020 and that such lessons will address basic concepts which learners at various levels have already covered.
“The purpose of this to ensure consolidation of concepts already learnt as a basis for further learning when schools open.
In addition, learners will access pre-recorded lessons and other learners will access materials on line.
Self-study print materials for P1 to P7 have also been developed and will be distributed to learners.
Below is Mrs. Janet K. Museveni’s full address on Ministry of Education and Sports plans amidst the COVID-19 Lock down