With the possibility of the phased reopening of educational institutions, several school heads and Richard Abura, the Deputy Headteacher Nakasero primary school, says that although the proposed time for reopening schools is drawing closer there is nothing they can do because of budget constraints.
She encouraged the survivors to overcome traditional beliefs and culture by embracing education and ensuring they complete school and become future leaders. Malango said there were opportunities for the survivors to make a turnaround and take charge of their own future by staying in school by attaining higher levels of education.
According to the UN agencies, prolonged closure of schools stops learning from taking place, which will leave children vulnerable. They say the government should prioritise the re-opening of schools as lockdowns are lifted, and develop frameworks to ensure safe environments.