Schools to break off for third term holidays earlier than the planned dates in a bid to curb the spread of Ebola



Government has finally made a resolution on the closure of schools to break off for third term holidays earlier than the planned dates in a bid to curb the spread of Ebola virus that has since been recorded in some schools.

Museveni said that 23 pupils have been infected with ebola so far of which eight died.

According to the ministry of Education And sports, schools with pre-primary to secondary will close on 25th November 2022 for holidays almost two weeks before the official scedule date of 9th December.

At the beginning of this month, Minister of health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng requested the ministry of education headed by first lady Janet Kataha Museveni to shorten third term such that children go back home to ease the efforts of curbing the spread of Ebora virus that has been highly recorded in the districts of Kasanda and Mubende which are currently under lockdown.

While giving updates on the Ebola outbreak in Kampala last week urged schools to follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

‘We know that the timeframe for candidate to do their exams has already been fixed. The fewer the learners at school, the easier for us to carry out surveillance to ensure that the learners are safe”- she noted

This also comes as good news to schools that were also planning to break off for holidays as costs of maintaining schools especially on meals were in the necks. 

This means children will be home from 25th November to almost early February when First term for 2023 will commence.

Schools opened fully this year after almost two years as the country was battling to contain the Covid-19 virus that ravaged the whole world.

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