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The information provided below was submitted as at 2020-05-20 12:18:14 by the Ministry of Education and Sports of Uganda in responding to the AU Survey of Member States on Education Sector Response to COVID-19. The information is solely for experience sharing purposes and not to be used for other purposes without express permission of the African Union Commission.

 

Country Uganda
Ministry Ministry of Education and Sports
Education level handled by the Ministry Pre-School, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Education
Number of Schools in Pre-School 28,208 
Number of Schools in Primary 36,314 
Number of Schools in Secondary 5,705
Number of Schools in TVET 3,013
Does the Ministry have a COVID-19 response plan? Yes 
Objectives and Priorities of the COVID-19 response plan 1. To minimize the adverse effects COVID-19 on learners, teachers and the education system at large.
2. To promote coordination and collaboration among education stakeholders and other agencies for a more effective response
3. To enhance the capacity of, DLGs and stakeholders to promote protection of learners and teachers and ensure continuity of learning and transition to normal school programme
 Percentage estimate of Schools Closed  0-9
 Percentage estimate of Schools Offering Distance/Virtual Education  0-9
 Percentage estimate of Students who are currently receiving Virtual/Distance Education  0-9
Methods for the provision of Distance/Virtual Education  TV, Radio
Specific Innovations which are being implemented  
Partners which are supporting the Ministry of Education to respond to COVID-19 GPE, DFID, UNESCO, UNICEF, USAID, World Bank
Is there a plan for reopening schools? Yes
Does the reopening plan include a back to School campaign? Yes
Does the reopening plan include catch-up strategies for the school calendar and or curriculum? Yes
Objectives and priorities of the plan to reopen Schools 1. To minimize the adverse effects COVID-19 on learners, teachers and the education system at large.
2. To promote coordination and collaboration among education stakeholders and other agencies for a more effective response
3. To enhance the capacity of, local governments and stakeholders to promote protection of learners and teachers and ensure continuity of learning and transition to normal school programme.
Priorities
1. Education Sector Risk analysis
2. Mitigation and control of the spread of COVID 19
3. Develop materials and distribute materials for continuity of learning and media teaching
4. Community engagement for learners , parents and other stakeholders to observe COVID19 guidelines and prepare them for reopening of education institutions
5. Provision of Standard operation procedures for all education institutions
6. Mobilization of resources to meet basic requirements for reopening of schools and continuity of learning
Is there a separate strategy/strategies for girls to catch up on their education due to the impact of COVID-19? No
Challenges that have been encountered by the Ministry while responding to COVID-19 Availability of Virtual Learning Technology Hardware and Infrastructure, Availability of Virtual Learning Software and learning platform, Internet Connectivity to support deployment Virtual Learning platforms, Financing gaps.
Date Submitted 20-05-2020

 

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