BACK TO SCHOOL: Uganda schools reopen after almost two years

Education

Schools in Uganda have fully reopened this morning, almost two years after the coronavirus pandemic started.

This has been one of the world's longest closures since the virus forced governments to close learning institutions back in March 2020.

Students will be promoted to the next class and there will be targeted work to give them a chance to catch up.

Uganda’s national planning authority projected that at least 30% of all students who were in school before the pandemic may never return.

Here are some photos of the first day in school taken by the BBC's Patience Atuhaire in Kampala:

A pupil washes hands

A pupil gets her temperature checked

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