Uganda’s Ministry of Education has released the 2023 academic calendar. The calendar released on Wednesday is for Secondary, Technical, and Farm schools, Pre-Primary, Primary Schools, and Community Polytechnics.
According to the Ministry’s Director of Basic Education, Hajji Ismael Mulindwa, the school term will return to standard 12 weeks as opposed to the 14 that were introduced for the 2022 academic year due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Next year’s first term is expected to begin on February 6, 2023, running for 89 days and ending on May 5. Learners will then go for a 23-day holiday and return for a second term on May 29 which will run up to August 25.
As the calendar returns to normal, the third term will also be the shortest term as it was covering 75 days starting from September, 18 up to December 2.
The Minister of Education and Sports, Maama Janet Kataha Museveni, said that the calendar can be subject to change should the country face a crisis over the spreading Ebola virus disease.
She added that to avoid this unwarranted disturbance in the education system, the general public ought to adhere to the set standard operating procedure so that the Ebola epidemic is arrested.