Uganda kept schools closed longest – Unicef

Students register and have their temperature readings taken at Luzira Secondary School in October 2020. Closure of schools in Uganda has implied that more than 15 million learners have been kept home with the attendant effects on their welfare. PHOTO | FILE

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  • Last month, Education minister Janet Museveni said the continued closure of educational institutions over Covid-19 is intended to safeguard the health of youngsters who are Uganda’s future. 

Uganda is the only country on the African continent where schools remain fully closed for close to two years despite registering low Covid-19 infections and deaths, according to data by a UN agency.

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