Government has through the State Minister for Primary Education, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu has ordered for the suspension of online admission of senior one students saying it is illegal.
She said government has not authorised the admission process to begin and schools registering students should stop.
No sooner had UNEB released the 2020 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results than some secondary schools started requesting parents whose students are eligible to apply for vacancies in S.1 using online platforms.
“We have not pronounced ourselves on online registration or online selection, and I want to make this very clear for those schools who are calling parents (be private, be government schools) who are trying to use the online for filling forms, and getting money from parents that that is very illegal.”
Several schools, mostly private have sent our circulars on social media asking parents to follow a few guidelines issued by the school and start registering their senior one students.
Minister Kaducu said that such schools, should stop the illegal registration.
No one is certain yet on when the Ugandan education system will resume normal operations that were disrupted by the outbreak of the #Covid 19 pandemic last year.