Education Ministry Takes HIV Survey To Schools


dosage geneva;”>The Assistant Commissioner- Communication, more about ICT and Information Management Ministry of Education and Sports, Patrick Muinda said DEOs and Head teachers are required to give proper information on the survey to the learners and the parents.

Muinda said the survey is not for testing anyone for HIV but it is purely conducted to find out about the knowledge, skills and attitude of learners and teachers about this epidemic for the purpose of planning interventions for HIV mitigation in the country.

He added that in order for children below the age of 18 years to participate in the survey, parents must first give them permission using consent forms sent to them through head teachers of their children’s school, which they should sign and ensure they are returned to school.

The survey will take place in the districts of Apac, Lira, Kole, Oyam, Sserere, Kumi, Kaberamaido, Katakwi, Kiruhura, Bushenyi, Kabale, Rukungiri, Mpigi, Gomba and Wakiso.

The target respondents for this survey are learners from P4 to P7 in Primary Schools, S.1 to S.6 in secondary schools and all students in BTVET P.7 and S.4 enrolling institutions.


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