Following almost two years of closures, Uganda on Monday finally reopened its schools. The government had directed their closure after COVID-19 broke in March 2020 and they were closed to control traffic congestion in the capital city Kampala.”
“All learners in boarding schools in the districts of Wakiso, Mpigi, Mukono, and Kampala shall follow a staggered reporting plan with effect from Monday 10, January, 2022,” the Janet Museveni-led ministry warned in a statement issued January 3.“No boarding Students in the concerned districts shall report for school earlier than January, 10, 2022.”
According to local media reports, Ms Museveni also said all learners had been automatically promoted to the next classes without any examinations as is usually the case.
The Ugandan government has not issued any restrictions on the number of students allowed in classrooms.
For primary one, however, schools are required to admit only learners aged over six years.
Under the revised education calendar, the first term runs from January 10 to April 15, followed by a three-week holiday.
The second term is slated from May 9 to August 19, while the third term shall start on September 5 and end on December 9.
Learners are expected to go on a seven-week Christmas break until January 29, 2023.