The Amuru district education department has rolled out a campaign to ensure that all learners return to school.
The “Go Back to School’’ campaign, rolled out last month, targets and encourages all parents and guardians to send their children to school by January 10th when schools reopen.
Joyce Lanyero, the Amuru District Education Officer (DEO) said during an interview that the campaign targets 41,163 registered learners in the 51 schools in the district that closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lanyero explained that through the campaign, the education department and authorities undertake a door-to-door sensitization on the value of education and how parents should prepare for school reopening.
The drive is supported by Save the Children, a Non-Governmental Organization. The campaign involves local leaders, opinion leaders, religious and cultural leaders as well as teachers.
William Latim Alex, the Headteacher of Agwayugi Primary School in Lamogi Sub County explained that they target to get back to school girls married or who got impregnated during the lockdown.
Reports from the health department indicate that 3,200 teenage girls were impregnated in Amuru district since the closure of learning institutions due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Apollo Okello, the Amuru district secretary for education noted that they are determined to ensure that all children return to school when schools reopen.