Ugandan Schools Reopen After 83-Week Shutdown

Uganda’s schools, shut down for more than 83 weeks, the world’s longest disruption due to covid19 pandemic according to UN sources, reopened to students on Monday, ending the world’s longest school disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reopening caused traffic congestion in some areas of the capital, Kampala, and students can be seen carrying their mattresses in the streets, a back-to-boarding school phenomenon not witnessed here for nearly two years.

The shutdown affected more than 10 million learners.

The turnout of students is unpredictable, the turnout of teachers is unpredictable,” some students are pregnant,  some are working manually, not all schools are able to follow Covid precautions to the letter due to lack of resources and space”..said one Kampalan observer.