BREAKING: Gov’t Orders Schools To Go For Holidays In Two Weeks Time

Schools Heading For Holidays- COURTSEY PHOTO

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Government has finally made a resolution on the closure of schools to break off for third term holidays earlier than the planned dates in a bid to curb the spread of Ebola virus that has since been recorded in some schools.

According to the ministry of Education And sports, schools with pre-primary to secondary will close on 25th November 2022 for holidays almost two weeks before the official date of 9th December.

At the beginning of this month, Minister of health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng requested the minitry of education headed by first lady Janet Kataha Museveni to shorten third term such that children go back home to ease the efforts of curbing the spread of Ebora virus that has been highly recorded in the districts of Kasanda and Mubende which are currently under lockdown.

While giving updates on the Ebola outbreak in Kampala last week urged schools to follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

‘We know that the timeframe for candidate to do their exams has already been fixed. The fewer the learners at school, the easier for us to carry out surveillance to ensure that the learners are safe”- she noted

This also comes as good news to schools that were also planning to break off for holidays as costs of maintaining schools especially on meals were in the necks. This means children will be home from 25th November to almost early February when First term for 2023 will commence.

Schools opened fully this year after almost two years as the country was battling to contain the Covid-19 virus that ravaged the whole world.

This is a developing story…..

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  1. Emmy Denis Orago says

    It will do better if it’s the best way the ministry of health has seen the at it will curb the wide spread. But what beats my understanding is, Ebola was in Uganda some time back but no lockdown was impossed n yet Ebola disappeared. Why the lockdown now? Didn’t we know what lockdown was before?

  2. Desire says

    They shud leave them to complete because they even refused visitation days so they can complete their term on 9th Dec

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