Private schools under their umbrella body, National private schools and covid19 management committee have today showcased their readiness towards the slated re-opening of schools come 15th October 2020.
In a meeting chaired by the committee chairman at Kings schools in Najjanankumbi in Kampala today, Joseph Kigundu stated that no school will be issued a covid19 compliance certificate if it does not fulfill the set SOP guidelines.
In the same meeting Joseph Kigundu asked head teachers to have a daily register of learners and staff members, having clean running water, disinfect classrooms and dormitories daily, sanitizers for teachers, enough spacing in class and monitors, set up covid19 management committees comprising of seven members among other guidelines.
Kings schools acted as the exhibition center for Kampala schools and here head teachers were taken round to show them how to implement the set covid19 guidelines.
During the tour, the head of the private schools covid19 committee, Kigundu showcased how schools are to practice the SOPs starting from the entry point of the school and this involved hand washing, registration of the person visiting or entering the school, and taking their temperature.
The tour in the classrooms and dormitories was on the fore front and here two meter spacing of desks in class and beds in the dormitories was visible and a bottled of hand sanitizer highly present in class and dormitories.
In the dormitories, a learner will sleep on the top bed and the second will sleep on the next bed but on the lower bed.
And on the issue of pregnant learners, Kigundu says, they will have to discuss with the regulator (education ministry) and parents on how best to accommodate pregnant learners back to in order for them not to loss on their education career.
The committee plans to move to private schools up country to take the directors and headmasters through the set SOPs before the term begins, its holding a meeting tomorrow with the finance ministry and micro finance support center officials to discuss on how best to get the UGX.22 billion and the disbursement module to teachers.