Govt releases selection dates for S.1, S.5 students

Selection dates for senior one and senior five students for the new academic year are slated to begin in January 2022, announces the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Ms Ketty Lamaro, the Permanent Secretary of the Education Ministry says the selection exercise will be conducted in Kampala at Kololo Independence Grounds from 25 to 29 this month.

“To limit and control numbers, each school will be represented by one participant, the head teacher, should come with the official identity card,” the statement reads.

In a communication issued by Ms Lamaro about 2,000 participants are expected to attend this selection exercise. “…and in view of COVID-19, the participants will be attending in groups of 500 per day and therefore the real section will take four days,” PS Lamaro said.

With regards to COVID-19, participants will be screened at Kololo Senior Secondary School.

The Ministry of Education has also announced that there will be no admissions for Primary Teachers Colleges for grade III certificate courses.

Meanwhile, the selection exercise for learners joining technical schools, community polytechnics and technical institutes will be conducted at a later date.

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