Mary Okwakol
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Government has directed Universities and other teaching institutions to shun the reopening of classes for non-finalists following closure in March 2020. The closure of schools peddled at curbing the spread of #Covid-19 pandemic.

On 20th September 2020 during a televised address to the nation President Yoweri Museveni ordered for reopening of schools for candidates and learning has been ongoing since October 15, 2020.

On 21st January 2020, the Executive Director of National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Prof Mary Okwakol directed institutions to remain closed pending official communication from the government.

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The institutions had however defied the directives and embarked on advertising for continuing and new students were will to join for next term which a according to running adverts was slated for next week.

“The NCHE is in receipt of a communication from the First Lady and Minister of Education informing us that based on the advice from the Presidential Scientific Advisory Committee, the President has guided that all higher education institutions should continue studying online using the Open Distance E-learning (ODeL) for at least another three months. This is so to enable government find a lasting solution,” Prof Okwakol said yesterday.

She encouraged teaching institutions to continue embracing the ODeL system in a bid to curb the spread of #Covid-19.