Ugandan schools reopen, but has learning been lost?

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Schools reopening after lockdown Copyright: Elmond Jiyane, GCIS, CC BY-ND 2.0

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Season 2, Episode 20

Schools in Uganda have reopened after the world’s longest shutdown. More than 10 million students are now trying to adjust to life back in the classroom. Teachers and researchers will also begin the task of assessing how much learning was lost during lockdown.

Education and science communication guru Connie Nshemereirwe tells Africa Science Focus that it has made an already complex educational situation even more complex. And, we hear how Nshemereirwe’s somewhat unorthodox relationship with science has made her a leading science and policy facilitator in Uganda.

Africa Science Focus, with Michael Kaloki.

Learn more about Connie Nshemereirwe’s career


This programme was funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.