The Ministry of Education and Sports has confirmed the early closure of schools (pre-primary and secondary) due to the outbreak of Ebola in the country.
During her address at the Uganda Media Centre, Joyce Moriku Kaducu the state minister of primary education revealed over 11 cases of Ebola confirmed in schools.
Therefore, she said the Ministry of Education and sports has concluded the closure of all schools before the 25th of November 2022. She also urged schools to conduct exams as soon as next week.
Kaducu says this will reduce contact among pupils as well as staff hence slowing the spread of Ebola. She also revealed that the ministries of education and transport will issue guidelines for the staggered reopening of schools to avoid congestion in taxi and bus parks.
The 2022 Uganda Ebola outbreak is an ongoing outbreak of the Sudan ebolavirus with 130 cases so far up to date. This will be the fifth outbreak of the Sudan Ebola ebolavirus.