After, Hearts and Hope -USA, accepting to fund Good Shepard Lutheran Primary School Butogona in Namwendwa town council, Kamuli district, the National presiding Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Uganda (LCU) the Rt. Rev. Charles Isabirye Bameka, the Director Operations Hearts and Hope for Uganda (HH4U) Mr. Nicholas Bateganya together with the LCU staff and the community members spent the whole day of Friday 26th March 2021 at the school deliberating on how best to revive it.
Among other things discussed included the construction of temporary structures that will house P.4, P.5, P.6, P.7 and an administration block.
The Ministry of Education and sports decided to reopen of schools in the country in a phased manner to manage the learners in the face of Covid-19 as they close 2020 academic year.
According to the ministry’s schedule, the sub candidate classes of Primary Six, Senior Three and Senior Five reported first on March 1 and study for 14 weeks, breaking off on May 21.
Primary Four and Five classes will study for eight weeks starting on April 6 after Primary Leaving Examinations and end on June 4 to create space for lower primary pupils in Primary 1, 2, and 3 to come in on June 7. “Primary 1, 2, and 3 will study for eight weeks which end on July 24,” the ministry’s permanent secretary, Alex Kakooza, said in a statement.
Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni closed all education institutions abruptly in March last year after the coronavirus outbreak.
The institutions were in their first term of the academic year and subsequently missed two terms in the year.