BY LAWRENCE OKWAKOL
KIBUKU: SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2022
Billy Fred Magino the executive director of Hill View College Bulangira in Kibuku district said they have put everything in place which include SOPs and expect 1,500 students to report to school on the reopening day.
Magino said before Covid-19 pandemic led to a lockdown the school had 1,200 students and was manned by 40 teachers and 38 none teaching staff.
He said in order to maintain social distance they have replaced the three seater desks with single seats.
“On vaccination, honestly 80% of our staffs are fully vaccinated and the other 20% are left with the last jab of which the last five people will have theirs on January 6, 2022.
Kagino said basing on the prevailing circumstances the school will maintain tuition of sh380,000 for all students apart from senior four that will pay sh410,000.
“The season has not been good, there is scarcity of maize and beans but we shall not raise fees for our learners,” Kagino reiterated.
Simon Paide, the school’s director of studies, said the teachers are prepared and they have been inducted on how to handle students who have taken long without following school regulations and have been living a life of “to whom it may concern.”
Jennifer Namuyangu, the state minister for Bunyoro affairs who is also the woman member of parliament for Kibuku, said all schools in the district must abide by the guidelines generated by ministry of education and sports.
Namuyangu said what is key is the handling of pregnant and breastfeeding students which all administrators must consider and avoid inflicting more trauma in already stigmatized girls.