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SCHOOLS’ AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS CALENDAR 2016 PREPARED BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SPORTS

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, TECHNICAL/FARM SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY POLYTECHNICS

TERM OPENING OF TERM CLOSING OF TERM NUMBER OF DAYS
Term 1 Monday 22nd February, 2016 Friday 13th May, 2016 82 days
Term 11 Monday 6th June, 2016 Friday 2nd September, 2016 89 days
Term 111 Monday 26th September, 2016 Friday 9th December, 2016 75 days
TOTAL 246 days

Holidays

TERM FROM TO NUMBER OF DAYS
1st Term holidays Saturday 14th May, 2016 Sun 11th June, 2016 23 days
2nd Term holidays Saturday 3rd September, 2016 Sun 25th September 2016 23 days
3rd Term holidays Saturday 10th December, 2016 Sun 29th January 2017 58 days
TOTAL 104 days

N.B

 

  • Term I for S.1, year I for Technical/Farm Schools and Community Polytechnics will start on Monday 22nd February 2016
  • Term I for S.5 and year 1 Technical/Vocational Institutes will start on 29th February 2016.

 

PRIMARY TEACHERS’ COLLEGES

Term Opening of Term Closing of Term No. of Days
Term I Monday, 22nd February 2016 Friday, 13th May 2016 82 Days
Term II Monday, 6th June 2016 Friday, 2nd September 2016 89 Days
Term II Monday 26th September 2016 Friday, 9th December 2016 75 Days
TOTAL 246 Days
Important Dates for PTC Activities 2016 Important Dates for PTC Activities 2016 Important Dates for PTC Activities 2016 Important Dates for PTC Activities 2016
Child Study/ School Attachment (Year 1) Child Study/ School Attachment (Year 1) 23rd May 2016 1st April 2016
Semi final school practice with child study (Year 2 PTE Pre-service) Semi final school practice with child study (Year 2 PTE Pre-service) 22nd February 2016 17th July 2016
Final School Practice (Year 3 PTE In- service) Final School Practice (Year 3 PTE In- service) 6th June 2016 16th July 2016
Moderation in Final SP (Year 3 PTE In- Service) Moderation in Final SP (Year 3 PTE In- Service) 3rd July 2016 11th August 2016
Mocks: Academic Papers Year I and II Mocks: Academic Papers Year I and II 1st August 2016 11th August 2016
National PTC Ball games Championships at Nyondo PTC National PTC Ball games Championships at 14th August 2016 18th August 2016
Submission of CA results to KYU Submission of CA results to KYU 10th October 2016 14th October 2016
Final School Practice (Year 2 PTE Pre- service) Final School Practice (Year 2 PTE Pre- service) 19th September 2016 30th October 2016
Promotional Examinations (Year 1 PTE In- Service) Promotional Examinations (Year 1 PTE In- Service) 16th November 2016 24th November 2016
Final Written Examinations ( Year 2& 3) Final Written Examinations ( Year 2& 3) 25th November 2016 2ndDecember 2016
Marking of Promotional Examinations 2014 Marking of Promotional Examinations 2014 4th December 2016 19thDecember 2016
Admission into PTCs Admission into PTCs 1st February 2016 12th February 2016
Regional PTC Games and Sports Regional PTC Games and Sports 16th July 2016 17th July 2016
Moderation of Final SP Moderation of Final SP 15th October 2016 30th October 2016
Marking of Final Examinations Marking of Final Examinations 2nd January 2017 20th January 2017
Release of Year One Results Release of Year One Results 2nd February 2017
Release of Final Examination Results Release of Final Examination Results 30th March 2017

 

Technical and Vocational Institutes

TERM OPENING OF TERM CLOSING OF TERM NUMBER OF DAYS
Term I Monday 22nd February 2016 Monday 13th May 2016 82 days
Term II Wednesday 6th June 2016 Friday 2nd September 2016 89 days
Term III Monday 26th September 2016 Friday 9th December 2016 75 Days
Total 246 Days

 

UGANDA TECHNICAL COLLEGES, SURVEY INSTITUTE, METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE, UGANDA COLLEGE OF COMMERCE, SCHOOLS OF CLINICAL OFFICERS, SCHOOL OF HYGIENE MBALE, PARAMEDICAL SCHOOLS AND BUTABIKA SCHOOL OF PSYCHIATRY

SEMESTER FROM TO NUMBER OF WEEKS
2nd Semester 22nd February 2016 29th May 2016 15 weeks
Final Exam 30th May 2016 15th June 2016 2 weeks
Industrial training 30th June 2016 30th August 2016 4 weeks
1st Semester 20th August 2016 3rd December 2016 15 weeks
1st Semester Final Exam 5th December 2016 17th December 2016 2 weeks
UGANDA COLLEGES OF COMMERCE UGANDA COLLEGES OF COMMERCE UGANDA COLLEGES OF COMMERCE UGANDA COLLEGES OF COMMERCE
1st Semester 12th September 2016 21st December 2016 15 weeks
1st Semester Final Exam 5th December 2016 17th December 2016 2 Weeks
Christmas Recess 20th December 2016 3rd January 2017 2 Weeks

 

NATIONAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGES AND COMMUNITY POLYTECHNICS INSTRUCTORS COLLEGES

    1. Diploma in Education Secondary
TERM OPENING OF TERM CLOSING OF TERM NUMBER OF DAYS
Term I Monday 7th September 2015 Friday 4th December 2015 89 days
Term II Monday 22nd February 2016 Friday 13th May 2016 82 days
Term III Monday 6th June 2016 Wednesday 24th August 2016 79 days
Total Total Total 250 days
School Practice To be communicated To be communicated
Theory Examinations To be communicated To be communicated

 

    1. Diploma in Education Primary
Session Opening of Session Closing of Session No. of Days
1st Session 26th April 2015 Sunday 16th May 2015 21 days
2nd Session Sunday 16th August 2015 Sunday 5th September 2015 21 days
3rd Session Saturday 7th December 2016 Sunday 24th January 2016 49 days
Total
School Practice Monday 23rd May 2016 – Saturday 9th July 2016 49 days
Theory Exams Monday 11th January 2016 – Saturday 23rd January 2016 13 days

 

N.B

  1. All DEP face-to-face sessions will strictly take place during the Primary Schools’ holidays as indicated above.
  2. All participating teachers/tutors must report to their respective duty stations on the opening dates of the term.
  3. School Practice for Diploma in Education Secondary 23rd May 2016 – 9th July 2016.
  4. School Practice for Diploma in Education Primary to be conducted during term time as this is an on-job Distance Education Programme.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES TENTATIVE DATES
a. National Schools’ Science & Agriculture Fairs Primary (This will double as the Education week) The theme will be communicated during the course of 1st term. Second term 2016
Secondary Schools August 2016
Tertiary Institutions
b. National Music, Dance and Drama Festival
(i) Primary schools August 2016
(ii) Secondary Schools August 2016
(iii) BTVET Institutions
(iv) Primary Teachers’ Colleges
c. National Teacher’s Day celebrations. Venue “to be decided 5th October 2016
d. Secondary Science and Mathematics Teachers’ (SESEMAT) Programme
1. National INSET for Central and North Western SESEMAT Zones April 2016
2. District INSET for Central and North Western SESEMAT zones May 2016
3. National INSET for Mid and South Western SESEMAT Zones August 2016
4. District INSET for Mid and South Western SESEMAT Zones September 2016
5. National INSET for Eastern and North Eastern SESEMAT Zones November 2016
6. District INSET for Central and North Western SESEMAT zones for Eastern and North Eastern SESEMAT Zones January 2017
E Annual School Career Events
o Secondary Schools Second Term 2016
o BTVET institutions Second Term 2016
o Primary Teachers’ Colleges Second Term 2016

SCHOOLS AND OTHER TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS GAMES AND SPORTS CALENDAR – 2016

Date Activity Organizers Venue
January 17th Commissioner PES Championship Trophy Secondary Schools Baseball Uganda Little League Baseball (ULLB) Mpigi – Nakirebe Complex
Commencement of University football league Association of University Sports Union (AUSU)
February 22nd Scouts and Girl Guides Founders Day National Scouts Commission (NSC) Kaazi National Camp
TBC Inter University Wood ball AUSU Ndejje University
March 13th Africa Girl child and Scouts Day NSC TBC
April 07th - 17th Intercollegiate Tertiary Institution National Games (ICTING) UTCs/UCCS/NTCs/ Tutors Colleges/Meteorological College (Athletics/Basketball/Football/Handball/Volleyball/ Netball/ Wood ball and Board Games) Interim Tertiary Institutions National Sports Association (ITINSE) UCC Soroti
April 20th – 30th Technical Schools and Community Polytechnics National Games Athletics/ Board Games/Cross Country/Football/Handball /Netball/Volleyball/Wood ball and Demonstrations of Cricket) Interim Technical and Vocational Schools National Sports Association (ITVSPNSA) Mbale Community Poly technic
April 22nd KCCA University Goal Ball Competitions for Students with Learning Needs Schools National Paralympic Committee (SNPC) Kyambogo University
April 22nd – 30th Secondary Schools Copa coca cola Boys Football Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) Teso College Aloet
April 23rd – 30th Secondary Schools Racket, Bat and National Ball Games I (Badminton/Tennis/Table Tennis/Basketball/Girls Football/Hockey/Rugby/ Demonstrations of Board Games) USSSA Kabalega SS
April 25th – 30th Primary Schools Kids & SNE National Athletics Championship Uganda Primary Schools Games and Sports Association (UPSGSA) Kabale/ Masindi
May 1st – 2nd Secondary Schools Racket, Bat and National Ball Games I Cont’d USSSA Kabalega SS
May 1st – 4th National Primary Schools Kids &SNE Athletics Cont’d UPSGSA Kabale/Masindi
May 1st - 5th Secondary Schools Copa coca cola Boys Football cont ………… USSSA Teso College Aloet
Primary Schools (U 14) Coca-Cola Fort Portal
June 18th – 20th Secondary Schools National Swimming and Board Games Gala) USSSA Seeta High Mukono
July 4th – 9th FISU Forum FISU Montpeller, France
July 2nd – 12th Secondary Schools National Athletics and Ball Game II (Athletics & X-Country/Handball/Netball/Volleyball/ Swimming/Board Games) USSSA Rukungiri District
National Primary and Secondary Cricket Championship UPSGSA
July 28th – 30th National Primary and Secondary Schools SNE Cricket Championship Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) Lugogo Cricket Oval
National Primary and Secondary Schools Soft/Baseball Championship UCA
July 26th - 31st 8th FASU Games FISU Pretoria South Africa
August 3rd – 15th PTC/Technical & Vocational Institute/Meteorological Institutes National Games (Athletics/X- Country/ Basketball/ Board Games /Football/Handball/ Netball/Rugby/Volleyball/Wood ball/ Demonstration of Cricket) National Primary Teachers Technical Vocational Metrological Institutions Sports Association (NPTTVMISA) Technical Institute Kitgum
August 6th National Scout Camp NSC Kaazi – Wakiso
August 6th – 16th S1 & S2 National Championship (Basketball/Football/Handball/Netball/Volleyball/Wood ball and Board Games) USSSA Mukono/ Wakiso
August 8th – 17th Primary Schools and Paralympics National Ball Games Championships (Football/Handball/Netball/Tag rugby/Volleyball) UPSGSA Mbale/Koboko/ Bukomansimbi
August 16th – 20th Education Sector Physical Activity and Sports (PAS) Gala Physical Education and Sports Department (PESD) KYU
August 20th -31st 14th Edition of East Africa Secondary Schools Games (FEASSA) Athletics/Basketball/Football/Handball/Hockey/Netball/ Volleyball/Rugby/ FEASSA Executive Thika/ Eldorate Kenya
September 1st - 2nd 14 FEASSA Games Cont………….. FEASSA E Thika/……
September 3rd - 13th East Africa Primary Schools Kids &SNE (EAPSKSNE) Athletics UPSGSA Uganda
September 22nd – 29th Education Institutions Disability National Sports Gala (Primary and Secondary Schools, Tertiary & Higher Institutions of Learning) SNPC Busia District
November University Football League concludes UASU
December 5th – 11th Health Training Institutions Games (Athletics & Cross-country/ Board games/Handball/Football/Netball/Volleyball/Wood ball) Healthy Training Institutions National Organization Committee (HTINOC) Mbale School of Clinical Officers
December 7th – 13th East Africa Zonal Scout Competitions Federation of International Scouts Association (FISC) Morogoro TZ
December 12th – 18th National Tertiary Institutions Champions Championship (Athletics/Board Games/X-Country/Football/Handball /Netball/Volleyball/Wood ball/Rugby and Cricket) NTC Kaliro
December 16th – 21st 10th East Africa University Games JKAUT- Kenya

 

N.B.     (i)        This calendar does not include dates for Private and Public Universities.  Their dates are decided upon                            by the individual Universities.

(ii)       The days as recorded on this calendar include public holidays and week-ends.

(iii)      The number of weeks in the semester cycle is based on a 7 days’ working week.

This calendar must be complied with by all Education Institutions (Government and Private). No holiday teaching should take place in any institution.  Violation of this calendar will call for disciplinary action against Head teachers/Schools.

The dates indicated on this calendar may only be varied after obtaining written permission on an individual basis from the Permanent Secretary on recommendation of the Director of Education, Basic and Secondary Education or Higher, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Ministry of Education and Sports, as the case may be.

 

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