Before the advent of Covid-19, Uganda’s education system had registered tremendous achievements because of government interventions in the sector. For instance, the presidential directives to have a public primary and secondary school per parish and sub-county respectively, led to 92% of all parishes having a public primary school and 72% of all sub-counties having a government secondary school.
However, some of the achievements in the sector are at risk of being reversed due to the effects of Covid-19. When Covid-19 hit the world, majority of the countries including Uganda closed their economies and the education sectors to save the lives of citizens in congested places such as educational institutions. Hitherto, the national education system has been locked up for approximately 18 months.
To facilitate evidence-based decision making for school reopening, the National Planning Authority (NPA) has undertaken a Covid-19 modeling using various school opening scenarios.
Re-opening of schools amidst COVID19