Hundreds of schools across the country will remain closed today after failing to meet the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Last month, government gave the green light for schools and institutions to resume operations for finalists and candidate classes following a seven-month ban.
The Ministry of Education also set SOPs that schools had to meet before they are cleared to reopen, which include installing hand washing facilities and acquiring temperature gun.
However, some schools failed to meet some of these SOPs and will remain closed.
The affected parents have been advised to relocate their children to the neighbouring schools.
In Lango sub-region, more than 60 schools will not open after failing to meet the minimum operating standards set by the Ministry of Education.
In Kole District, 16 schools will remain closed, according to Mr Moses Okello, the district inspector of schools.
“At least 12 government primary schools and four private schools did not qualify to reopen,” he said.
In Kwania District, at least 17 schools did not meet the SOPs and will remain closed.
The district education officer (DEO), Mr Andrew Omunu, told Daily Monitor that most of the schools already had 60 per cent of the requirements set by the Ministry of Education ahead of the reopening today.
In Apac , at least 48 schools out of 70 in the district were already awarded certificates of compliance as of Tuesday.
Mr Sam Atim, the area DEO, said: “We have 70 schools with candidates but some are likely not to reopen,” Mr Atim said.
In Lira District, St Francis Abonyotingere, Badela Nursery and Primary School, Redeemer Vocational, and Town Side High School will not reopen.
Other schools pending reopening in the district are Amuca SDA Secondary School, Abutoadi Secondary School, Ocamonyang Technical School, DJRA Technical, Ober, Atira, Igony, Amuca SDA primary schools.
Mr Patrick Olwit Ogwang, the Lira District inspector of schools, said many school compounds have been turned into grazing grounds during lockdown while termites have invaded most of the schools. Some parents are also said to be resisting the return of their children to school.
However, he encouraged teaching staff to return to schools that have been cleared to reopen and to prepare to receive the learners.