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Schools in Uganda Reopen After Being Closed for Nearly 2 Years

Students returned to the classroom after Uganda ended the world’s longest school closure. More than half of the nation’s students effectively stopped learning when schools closed in March 2020.

“Imagine for two years having them. In the first months, we were trying to struggle with teaching them. Of course, it’s difficult for a parent to be tutoring their own child. Even when we tried to do private tutoring for these kids, we didn’t know for which classes are we tutoring them for. So, it’s been very complicated. It’s been very hard.” “My assumption is, even the other time taking back the children home was a mistake by the ministry. If these students had been managed from schools, we would have managed the situation. So, I hope that this time there is no closure again.”

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Schools in Uganda Reopen After Being Closed for Nearly 2 Years

By Reuters and The Associated Press January 10, 2022

Students returned to the classroom after Uganda ended the world’s longest school closure. More than half of the nation’s students effectively stopped learning when schools closed in March 2020.

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