By Damali Mukhaye

At least 56 for each cent of learners did not have an understanding of the self-study discovering resources distributed by the Ministry of Schooling during the Covid -19 induced lockdown, a survey exhibits.

Next the closure of universities on March 20, 2020, because of to Covid-19, the Schooling ministry by the Countrywide Curriculum Growth Centre (NCDC) distributed the very first batch of self-analyze resources to learners, most especially in rural places, to make sure continuity of discovering.

Nonetheless, a study conducted by Makerere University’s School of Education and learning amongst Might and June last 12 months suggests that only 44 for each cent of learners recognized the information they gained.

Releasing the analysis results in Kampala yesterday, Dr Paul Kitooke, one of the principal investigators, said  most learners mentioned the language that was applied in the content was complicated and explanations ended up not distinct.

The learners also explained they did not fully grasp classes that had been delivered on radio and tv, arguing that the teachers have been pretty rapidly whilst the vast majority of them missed the classes due to the fact they had been performing other dwelling chores such as digging.

Researchers also revealed that some Tv set and radio classes have been interrupted by adverts, poor sound and photograph quality.


Dr Kitooke extra that  70 per cent of nearby leaders, teachers and parents reported that the elements had been inadequate and not equipped on time. Dr Kitooke additional that some village leaders gave the examine products to their supporters and some marketed them.

They, on the other hand, claimed the perform helped to retain some learners active underneath the supervision of their moms and dads.

Mr Louis Kakinda, just one of the scientists, explained most mothers and fathers and learners proposed that second period of the analyze materials should be shipped to close by schools for the moms and dads to select.

 Mr Claophas Mugenyi, the commissioner for Basic Schooling in the Ministry of Schooling, acknowledged some of the worries, and claimed the governing administration will put them into thing to consider when they distribute the second section of the research supplies.

 “These products were being developed at a time when we did not know what the foreseeable future was. We used trial and error system but we shall boost,” Mr Mugenyi mentioned.