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Thursday,November 26,2020 09:56 AM

Mbarara prepares for re-opening

By Vision Reporter

Added 15th October 2020 10:19 PM

Joseph Kamagara Karemire, the deputy headteacher in charge of academics, said every student has been requested to report with at least four masks bearing their names plus a sanitiser.

Mbarara prepares for re-opening

A casual laborer trimming the compound at Mary hill High School in Mbarara

Joseph Kamagara Karemire, the deputy headteacher in charge of academics, said every student has been requested to report with at least four masks bearing their names plus a sanitiser.

At Mary hill High School, handwashing facilities have been positioned evenly in the compound to enable students regularly wash hands.

The dining hall has well displayed charts with messages about COVID-19.

Joseph Kamagara Karemire, the deputy headteacher in charge of academics, said every student has been requested to report with at least four masks bearing their names plus a sanitiser.

Kamagara said they have 271 candidates in Senior Four and 129 in Senior Six.

He added that they have ensured that no classroom will have more than 25 students.                                                        

Kamagara said they received money from the Government that helped them in procuring some of the required items.

At Mbarara Pentecostal Primary School, fencing was being done and the school has managed to procure a temperature gun, JIK and sanitisers, plus handwashing facilities, the deputy headmistress, Deborah Kabanyerere, said.

A handwashing facility put at Ntare School gate


She said they have 25 candidates for Primary Seven and the facilities will be enough to keep the pupils safe.

At Ntare School, handwashing facilities have been put at the gate and others displayed in the compound. 

At Booma Primary School, a special room that will accommodate pupils who will present with coronavirus signs has been set aside.

At Mbarara Municipal Primary School, they have 444 candidates and have designated eight dormitories to accommodate them.

There are also 38 classrooms that will be used by the pupils.

Francis Tumwebaze, the Mbarara city education officer, said so far 26 secondary schools have been cleared and seven are pending.

"A total of 106 primary schools have been inspected and accredited and seven are pending. Ten technical schools and one primary teachers' college have also been accredited, he said.

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