The COVID-19 has hit hard the education sector with school remaining closed since March when President Yoweri Museveni shut them down to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
And because of the subsequent lockdown, many people have had their incomes negatively affected to low businesses, lost jobs and the general welfare of the local and global economy.
While government ponders on when it can safely reopen schools, private schools are well aware of the negative impact the pandemic has had in the pockets of parents and are looking at ways to help them.
Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) is offering special bursaries to help parents afford the cost of their children’s education in a world incapacitated by the COVID19 pandemic.
Running under the 'educating today's children for tomorrow's world' tagline, KISU, which has learners from over 60 nationalities, has introduced a 50% bursary offer to new Ugandan students and legal residents.
KISU has taken to long-distance learning and online schooling following the closure of all educational institutions in Uganda by President Yoweri Museveni in March as a measure to prevent the spread of the virus in the country.
KISU has since invested heavily in delivering seamless education during the pandemic and is currently recruiting new students for the 2020-2021 academic year at all levels. Teachers are always on-site at the school campus in Bukoto to conduct online classes.
Recently, the ministry of education and sports provided guidelines to enable schools like KISU to offer online schooling. Ever since then, learning institutions have embraced e-learning and are using various digital platforms to teach and examine their learners.