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RDCs, CAOs Told to Prioritize Remote Areas in Distributing Learning Materials

The Ministry of Education and Sports has asked Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) and Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) to give priority to remote areas that are not covered by radios and televisions while distributing learning materials to children at home.

On April 20th 2020, the Education Minister Janet Museveni announced that the Ministry of Education would supply learning materials to primary and secondary school students who are currently at home after President Museveni closed all schools in a bid to contain the spread of COVID 19 pandemic.

The Education Ministry through National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC) and Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) developed self-study materials to help learners continue learning during this COVID 19 lockdown.

The Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Education Alex Kakooza in a statement asked the district leaders to “ensure that places in your district which are not covered by UBC Radio and Television and where learners may not be able to access lesson broadcasts are given priority in distribution of materials.”

The learning materials are now being delivered to all districts in Uganda.

Kakooza also called on RDCs and CAOs to use district administrative structures at sub county and parish levels to locate learners.

“You are therefore requested to use your district administrative structures at sub county, parish and village levels to locate the learners and establish their classes so that the relevant materials are delivered to their respective homes,” he said.

The delivery forms, Kakooza said are being issued for acknowledgement of receipt of the study materials at each level from the district to LC1.

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