Students and pupils share their thoughts about being back at school and the changes after the lockdown
VISION UPDATES | BACK TO SCHOOL
Schools across the country re-opened on Thursday (October 15, 2020), with candidate classes in primary, secondary, and final year students at universities and other tertiary institutions reporting first. The schools were closed on March 18 following the outbreak of COVID-19.
Shamim Saad caught up with some of the pupils and students who shared their experiences of the first day being back at school.
Malam Muhammed, 15, P7, Creative Infant School
My first day was okay, although my facemask was stolen. I tried as much as possible to observe social distancing.
Maureen Magoba, 12, P7, Naguru Katali Primary School
The day was fantastic. I was happy to see all my friends again although I made sure I kept my distance from them.
Lucy Agero, 15, P7, Naguru Katali Primary School
I feared to interact with my colleagues; I wore my facemask throughout and sat alone.
Jonathan Etoba, 14, P7, St Jude Primary School
It was a wonderful experience. It feels good to be back to school.
Trevor Kimbugwe, 13, P7, East Kololo Primary School
I ensured that I washed my hands each time I got an opportunity because Corona is real.
Sarah Anena, 14, P7, St Jude Primary School
Wearing a face mask throughout the entire day was a little disturbing but I will get used to it with time.
Desire Akido, 13, P7, Hill Preparatory School
I enjoyed sitting alone on my desk unlike before where we would sit three of us. I am also happy that this year was not declared a dead year.
Davis Nyesiga, 13, P7, Hill Preparatory School
I am not used to being alone but because of COVID-19, I tried as much as possible to just wave to my friends.
Nancy Anzoa, 13, P7, Naguru Parents School
There were a lot of changes at school. We have new teachers with a lot of restrictions like no interacting with friends. Everyone was on their own.
Juliana Amal, 17, S4, Kololo Senior Secondary School
It was a wonderful experience. We all wore facemask; but sadly, I could not hug my friends whom I missed seeing for six months.