Life at Kisiki College during the pandemic
John Kyrle High School were delighted to hear from their partner school, Kisiki College, this week.
Headteacher, Irene Nairuba, provided an update on how things are out in Uganda.
Irene said: “It was so enriching on information regarding JKHS, a lot of progress achieved and the determination to move forward is inspirational.
“At KCN we are reopening for only candidate classes on 15th October and this will only be possible when a school passes the compliance test which is done by the Ministry of Education and the Education Standards Agency. We have put all that is required to open in place and believe we shall get the compliance certificate.
“Very unfortunate about the student who tested positive and the experience in many schools. However, we have to get used to living with the pandemic otherwise life will stall. Uganda is fairly lucky much as the numbers are increasing but with our temperatures, the spread has not hit us at the rate it did in UK.
”We are opting for all boarding and in case of a positive test, all of us are quarantined in the school for 2 weeks. We feel it will be easier to control and monitor learners for their well being than out there in contact with the wider community It also gives us more time with the learners to prepare them for the National exams early next year. Home learning was not very effective so there is a lot of catch up needed.
“It is a ‘new normal’ for us now, with a lot of things coming in our daily lives menu and calling for adjustments, adoptions and adaptation. I pray it gets possible to continue with our link visits both to and fro for further strengthening of the bond.
“Nigel, 21 years is a big part of your life…wow!! The school is now you I must say. Congratulations! You have made tremendous strides in developing JKHS. Congratulations again on the academic performance at GCSE and A level.
“Regards to the learners, staff, family and the community of Ross.”