Parents decry tough times as schools plan to reopen

Pupils attend a lesson in Kiige Primary School in Kamuli District in 2019. Many parents are pondering where they will get fees and other requirements before  schools reopen in January. Photo/Sam Caleb Opio 

What you need to know:

  • Many parent have developed a cold feet towards the reopening of school because they cannot afford fees. 

Before the country recorded its first Covid-19 case, President Museveni in March last year ordered the closure of all institutions of learning as a preventative measure.
Uganda would go on to have the longest pandemic-enforced closure of schools. The schools were, however, recently given the green light to open in January regardless of the uptake of Covid-19 jabs.

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