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With the second school closure effected, parents are currently flocking to the country’s different schools and educational institutions to collect their children.

This comes hours after a presidential directive ordering the closure of all schools for 42 days as one of the measures in face of the covid-19 second wave. The directive came at a time when schools were still operating in a staggered manner, with S1, S2, P4, and P5 found at school.

In the same line, schools were expecting to receive lower primary learners (P1, P2, P3) and semi candidates coming for a special term before being promoted to their next classes. There was another group of learners in schools that were used as UNEB marking centers who had barely spent two weeks at school.

As early as 7;00 a.m. parents had started arriving at different schools. However, they were all worried about the abrupt closure of schools by the government with the majority expressing concerns over school fees that they have just paid.

George William Masolo, a parent of three school-going children was found at the Emmanuel College Kazo school gate looking frustrated over the decision to close schools. Masolo says he had just paid school fees for his children one in senior three and two others in P.6.

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