Uganda ends the longest school closure

Uganda’s schools reopen after almost two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students sit inside a classroom
Students in their classroom at the Sweswe Primary School after schools reopened following the COVID-19 induced shutdown in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, in Kyegegwa, Uganda, January 11, 2022 [File: Esther Ruth Mbabazi/Reuters]

Uganda’s schools are back in session after the longest COVID-related closure of any country, close to two years. We speak with one journalist who is a mother and says it is hard to trust anyone else with her child’s health while a deadly virus is still circulating. But the United Nations says these school closures are already affecting children’s learning around the world.

In this episode: 

  • Halima Athumani (@Navilani) – Freelance reporter

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Source: Al Jazeera