Uganda resumes radio lessons after schools closed over Covid-19

Friday June 11 2021
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Children attend radio lessons during the Covid-19 lockdown in eastern Uganda. PHOTO/DENIS EDEMA

By XINHUA

Radio lessons for middle grades of primary schools in Uganda will resume on June 14 following the closure of schools due to Covid-19, a statement issued by the ministry of education and sports said.

The lessons will be aired for P4 and P5 classes through 15 radio stations, and the date for other grades will be communicated soon, according to the statement signed by Alex Kakooza, permanent secretary of the ministry.

"Parents and guardians are therefore requested to support learners with radio sets and to also allow them time to tune in to the various radio stations in order to attend the lessons," the statement said.

Uganda on June 6 closed schools and institutions of high learning for 42 days, effective Monday.

Government had started airing radio lessons during lockdown last year but later, some classes were allowed to go to school as Covid-19 cases dropped.

President Yoweri Museveni said June 6 that the country has experienced an increase in clusters of infections in schools since March, with a total of 948 reported cases in 43 schools in 22 districts.

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