‘I’ll never go back’: Uganda’s schools at risk as teachers find new work during Covid
Many private schools may not reopen after staff laid off during lockdown say they will not return to the profession
The last message Mary Namitala received from the private school in which she taught was in March last year, the day all schools in Uganda were ordered close due to Covid-19. The message read: “No more payments until when schools open.”
“My husband and I decided to leave our rented house in town and shifted to the village, to our unfinished house. We could not afford to continue paying rent,” says Namitala, from her home in Bombo in central Uganda, about 20 miles north of the capital Kampala.