Janet Museveni: “It is wrong for pupils to go to school as early as 5.00am”

Edris Kiggundu

Edris Kiggundu

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 The minister however did not say whether government plans to take action on these schools. Neither is it the first time that she is complaining about schools opening early.

Janet Museveni with President Museveni at a state function

In March last year, Janet said schools should open at 8.00 AM and close by 5.00PM. The ministry of Education said then that it would take action against schools that go against this order but clearly, it has not.
Many schools especially in urban areas require pupils to be in school by 6.00 am. It is not uncommon to see pupils, on their own, on the roads as early as 4.30 am.
This poses a danger to them including the fact that they can be kidnapped.
Some education experts have said pupils who wake up very early are deprived of enough sleep, something that impairs their learning.
But some of the schools that engage in the habit believe it is one of the ways to complete the syllabus early and create time for revision.
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