Parents in Kabarole District have asked schools to accept fees in instalments when schools reopen next week.
Parents argue that they lost their jobs and businesses as a result of the covid-19 pandemic and now want school authorities to be lenient with learners.
Patrick Bagonza a parent from Gweri Ward, Fort Portal North Division says most of the businesses were closed down, because of covid 19 and he doubts if some parents will rush to take their children back to school due to lack of school fees.
Constantine Kisembo a parent from Kiyombya Sub County in Bunyangabu district says three of her children are supposed to go back to school however, she does not have money.
Kisembo who is a Matooke farmer says that she struggled to get the market for her products she wants the school authorities to allow their children as they look for the school fees.
Some school owners and headteachers are also worried about how to run schools after a long period of closure. They say that they are facing tough times to plan for children who will be returning to school.
They say will be offering psychosocial support to all learners as the first priority to prepare them for the academic year.
George Ruyonga the Head Teacher Mpanga Secondary school in Fort Portal says many girls may fear to get back to schools after giving birth yet the schools are ready to receive them.
Ruyonga says they are determined to ensure that all learners are treated equally without any form of discrimination. He says parents should ensure that they render extra support to learners with special cases.
Alinda Lucia, the Director of St Lucia high School in Hakibale Sub County Kabarole District explains that most schools are planning for orientation and counselling sessions in the first week of reopening to prepare students for education.
Patrick Ategeka the Fort portal inspector of schools, says teachers have since been thoroughly briefed on how to handle students with care, especially those who are pregnant and teenage mothers.
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