As students in the country remain home due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease Pandemic, Top television has announced that they are to conduct lessons for students in primary and secondary school live on TV, to help them study from home.
The announcement has Sunday been made by Pastor Jackson Ssenyonga during the second service at Christian Life Church Makerere Kavule relayed live on Top television and radio.
For Secondary School students you will be studying from 6:00am to 8:00am while those in primary schools will have their lessons from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on Top television Monday to Saturday.Revealed Pastor Jackson Ssenyonga on Sunday.
Ssenyonga who revealed that the lessons are to be conducted daily Monday to Saturday by professional and experienced teachers, said that the decision is aimed at enabing students to continue studying even when the are not at school since the national examinations body UNEB, said they won’t adjust their programme for the exams.
“For Secondary School students you will be studying from 6:00am to 8:00am while those in primary schools will have their lessons from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on Top television Monday to Saturday,” said Pastor Ssenyonga.
“For the pupils and students, this is an opportunity for you and please use it well. Be home and equipped with all your learning materials ready to learn,” he added.
He said the station will meet all costs for the teachers who will be conducting the lessons for the good of the young children of Uganda.
On March 18, President Yoweri Museveni announced a ban on all public gatherings including suspending school going, entertainments events, church services and weddings with more than 10 people, for a period of one month to reduce the risk of transmitting the Coronavirus.
Museveni said government resolved to suspend schools from Primary level to University for a period of 32 days.
There are about 10 million pupils attending Primary, 2 million in pre-primary school, 2 million in Secondary School, 314,000 students in university and tertiary institutions, all together totaling to about 15 million.
“These 15 million people are gathered in 51,000 points in the form of schools and colleges. It is wise that we temporarily remove these points by closing these schools for one month starting Friday midday,” Museveni said.
The decision to provide education to students at home by Top media is an addition to the many calls by Pastor Ssenyonga and Christian Life Ministries supporting government efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19, a disease already declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
It should be remembered that Pastor Ssenyonga was the first religious leader to call upon other pastors to appreciate and support government’s directives on the pandemic as well as asking the flock to start home and pray via Top Media outlets.