The Uganda government closed schools, including St. Bakhita Nursery and Primary School until May 19, 2020 due to the concern about spreading the covid-19 virus. That date may be extended. The students and teachers are staying close to home and due to lack of text books and computers, formal learning has come to a halt. As of May 16, in the entire country of Uganda, are 227 reported cases of the virus with no deaths and no community transmission. 42 cases are Uganda nationals. 63 have recovered, There is one reported case in the neighboring town of Masindi. Most cases are foreign truck drivers tested and quarantined at the eastern and northern borders.
You are here: / / Uganda school grades 1-5 and nursery levels remain closed due to the covid-19 virus. Dates for reopening these grades will be determined in May, 2021. Grade primary 7 at St. Bakhita N&P reopened on October 15, 2020 and primary 6 reopened on March 1, 2021. Social distancing, face covering and other required precautions are strictly enforced. Due to the square footage of the classrooms, class sizes for primary 7 and 6 are reduced from 43 and 60 to 13. Most classrooms at the school are now occupied with these two levels. SFR paid 17 teachers through December, 2020, at which time the community assumed primary financial responsibility for the operations of the school. The Uganda government may soon subsidize qualified teachers which will supplement the reduced revenue associated with reopening. Schools for Refugees continues to provide scholarship aid to 38 secondary school graduates of St. Bakhita N&P. Of those, only the 7 in secondary 4 and the 7 in secondary 3 are attending classes. Other levels will return when the Uganda Government so directs.