"He who opens a school door, closes a prison": The impacts of Covid-19 on education in Kampala.

Here we are at Kulekaana road not far from Salaama in Makindye division in Kampala, Uganda. Kulekaana road connects two of the neighborhoods that host large numbers of refugees in Kampala, Nsambya and Salaama. Despite the finalist students having resumed classes, some private schools are forced to close completely because they are unable to continue paying their staff as well as several months of unpaid rent since March 2020.

This school which accommodated a hundred children including refugees could not survive during this global crisis. The owner chose to build a commercial building at the school square. Uganda, like other several African countries, is facing an increase in population which is not proportional to that of school infrastructure.

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