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Education Ministry Rallies Parents to Consider Neighbouring Schools for Learners

Parents have been asked to consider nearby schools for their children following the disruptions caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has interrupted the education of over 1.5 million learners in Uganda after Government took drastic measures to close all educational institutions of learning to curtail the spread of the virus.

The two-time nationwide lockdown announced by Government in March 2021 and June 2021 due to an upsurge in new cases, caused untold distress and students especially those who study in Kampala outside their home districts, failed to travel back after transport costs were hiked.

It took the intervention of the Police, Army and business communities to arrange for means of transport to rescue learners who were stranded in schools and different bus terminals.

Dozens of students contracted the virus from school and passed it on to parents resulting in more deaths.

Dr Joyce Moriko Kaducu, the State Minister for Primary Education says parents should learn from the disruptions caused by Covid-19 and invest in standardizing local schools within their localities from where their children can study as opposed to long-distant schools.

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