By Our Reporter
The Ministry of Education has ordered all Uganda’s pre-primary, primary and secondary schools to close for 3rd term holidays on Nov 25, 2022.
The new directive issued by the Ministry’s State Minister for Primary Education while addressing the press at Uganda Media Center this morning 8th November, 2022.
The directive means 3rd term has been reduced by two weeks since the earlier schedule was Dec 9 schedule.
Kaducu says 23 children have been infected so far with 8 succumbing to the deadly Ebola.
Cabinet yesterday endorsed the proposal by the Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng to close schools early for the third term due to the Ebola outbreak in the country.
She stresses that since children are affected badly by Ebola compared to adults, the Ministry of Education has resolved to close all schools on 25th November.
She further directed all schools to conduct exams as soon as next week to ensure that they are done by November 25. KFM understands that schools were scheduled to close on November 9.
Kaducu says this will reduce contact among pupils as well as staff hence slowing the spread of Ebola. She also revealed that the ministries of education and transport will issue guidelines for the staggered reopening of schools to avoid congestion in taxi and bus parks.