95 Time FM News


Government directs schools to close early for 3rd term due to Ebola

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Government has directed schools to ensure early examinations for non-candidate classes , a move that  will see schools close early for third term holidays.

Speaking to journalists today at the Uganda Media Centre,the State Minister for Primary Education, Dr.Moricu Kaducu told journalists cabinet considered and approved a proposal from the Ministry of Health to reduce the third term by two weeks so as to decongest schools that are likely to increase vulnerability of children to Ebola infections.

 Dr.Moricu explained that pre-primary, primary and secondary schools will be required to close for this term on November 25, two weeks earlier that it was scheduled to happen.

She noted that district, municipal, and city education officers have been asked to implement the directive countrywide.

Since the outbreak of Ebola in September, a total of 132 people have been confirmed positive for the virus disease, 61 have recovered while 53 have succumbed to the disease.