Uganda Police in preparation for school re-opening has set a number of guidelines to be followed by school administrators, education officials, health experts, students, parents, and caretakers to ensure the success of this school year.
Two years down the road, schools have been closed in Uganda, except for a brief attempt to reopen last year. It is the longest school lockdown in the world. During this long COVID-19 instigated holiday, several children have faced a bunch of atrocities ranging from early pregnancies, rape, and many forms of abuse.
As schools plan to re-open come Monday, January 10, 2022, the Police require a lot of caution in balancing the educational needs of students along with their health, safety, and security, after almost two years. Following this caution, Police encourage all schools to strictly follow the public health guidelines, issued for safe learning, amidst the COVID-19 environment.