Pupils of City Parents at their school.

The Ministry of Education has issued directives that must be followed by schools when collecting school fees from parents when the term reopens.

President Museveni on Sunday closed all institutions of learning for 42 days as one of the measures to help in the control of the spread of Covid-19.

In a statement from the Education Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Alex Kakooza, Senior one and Senior two learners will report and complete the remaining part of the term without paying additional fees, in case they had already completed the interrupted term’s fees.

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He says that Primary one, Primary two and Primary three will pay the fees for a normal term, when they report for the academic year 2020.

Students who were expected to report on June 7, for a special term P.6, S.3 and S.5 will report and pay fees proportionate to the shorter term.

“For avoidance of doubt, no school should charge more than 60 per cent of the previous terms’ fees for this special term of seven weeks,” Mr Kakooza said.

Universities and other tertiary institutions have been advised to strengthen online studies and work closely with the National Council for Higher Education to ensure successful completion of ongoing semester programs.