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NCHE postpones reopening of Higher Institutions to 3 months

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The National council of higher education (NCHE) has advised that Universities and other Higher Learning Institutions will have to wait for another three months before reopening classes for non-candidate classes.

According to a circular letter dated January 27th 2021, the NCHE Executive Director Professor Mary Okwakol, says the advice to postpone schools reopening was got from a communication from the Minister of Education and sports.

“The purpose of this letter is therefore to inform you of the current position of the government and to encourage you to utilize the ODel system. All institutions that have not embraced the Odel system are encouraged to to do so. Should you require any further information do not hesitate to contact Ag Director Quality Assurance and Accreditation Dr Pius Achang” reads the circular in part.

Social media has recently been awashed with rumors that the government is set to reopen schools for all the learners next month in February but the notice statement from NCHE disputes this.

Government in its initiative to fight against the deadly Coronavirus moved to closed down schools on March 20th 2020 and candidate classes were allowed to resume in October last year to allow them finalise their studies.

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