Schools in Uganda are receiving children who have undergone transformation during what has been described as the world’s longest schools’ closure, a Catholic Priest serving at the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has said, and made an appeal to teachers in the East African nation to “be parents” to the learners.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), an international human rights body that advocates for religious freedom, has launched a global campaign calling “for action to stem” attacks that target learning institutions in Nigeria.
A Kenyan Catholic Priest who was recently appointed as a clean content ambassador for the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) in the country’s Central region has said he will create public awareness about the creation and consumption of clean content among school going children.
Catholic schools in South Sudan’s Metropolitan Archdiocese of Juba have distinguished themselves for providing quality education at reduced charges amid concerns that private schools are hiking school fees in the country.
As frustration mounts in South Sudan owing to closure of schools and the protracted suspension of public worship, the Archbishop of Juba has called for patience as stakeholders plan the safe way to allow for liturgical celebrations in public and resumption of schooling.
The Secretary General of the South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has backed calls by international agencies to re-opening learning institutions in the country, saying that keeping pupils at home during the COVID-19 lockdown only exposes them to danger.