Can we still count a full year of study for them this year?
Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world and our beloved country, everything was normal. It was all okay to say at a certain age, children have to be in kindergarten, at the age of six they should be in primary and the counting goes on.
However, it seems it’s not going to be the case for our little ones this time.
Last year, due to the pandemic, the President of Uganda put the entire country under lockdown and schools were closed in March.
This was for the safety of the people in Uganda.
However, as 2021 begun schools were opened but classes reported in phases.
The shifts have been moving on well until the second wave of the pandemic hit the Country.
Today June 7, 2021 was the day prepared for the P1-P3 pupils to report to their respective schools for a one month term. However, due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, this hasn’t been possible.
Yesterday as the President addressed the Nation about Covid-19, schools were closed again for a period of 42 days.
This means that for little pupils, chances of them returning to school within the next few months is still unknown.
The pupils in P1-P3 have been at home for more than a year now and we still can’t tell if they will be going back to school anytime soon.
Are these children still interested in studying or they are now used to the home routine?
Are parents trying their best to teach them some of the classwork such that they don’t forget it completely?