The Impact of COVID 19 on Education

Mr Edward Mugeere  Kayongo the Educational Tutor shares his experience on how Schools were affected by COVID 19. Schools were closed for nearly two years, and this affected the learners especially children in Nursery and Lower primary.   Teachers, lost job and even after the Lockdown some teacher especially those who had engaged themselves in business lost interest in teaching and this had a very big impact on school after re-opening of the school.


The Impact of COVID 19 on Gender


Nakaseke Radio 90.2fm has today hosted Ms. Zaharah Namukasa the Community Development Officer ( CDO) to share with us on how COVID 19 affected the women and Youth in Nakaseke. Women were the most vulnerable during the lockdown. Ms. Zaharah has told us that there was a lot of domestic Violence attributed to adultery, rape, Defilement unwanted pregnancies.

All this happened because many people were idle at home. Also, many younger girls got pregnant from their fellow youth who are jobless and supporting them was very difficult.    

Nakaseke Public Library Wins EIFL Innovation Award

 The News has come out from that Nakaseke Public Library is among the Three Public Libraries to win the Innovation Award for supporting Education recovery in the community during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Will Boda Boda Riders adheres to Traffic Rules?

Nakaseke Traffic Police Department has embarked on sensitizing  Boda Boda Riders in Nakaseke District. According to Namei Peter  the Traffic Officer, he informed the Boda Boda riders  to always respect all the Road  Traffic rules for their safety. Among the rules were;

  • Carrying more than one Passenger on the motorcycle
  • Tilting  and poor positioning of   Number plates 
  • Riding without wearing  Helmets

  • Riding without a road License 
  • and placing stickers on the Number plates and among others 

Boda Bada Riders requested  the Officers to give them some time to enable them put everything  right  because most of the requirements were very tuff and it requires them money of which they don't have because  they have not been earning due to COVID 19. They  also raised their complaints to some Police officers and Crime preventers who arrest them and extort money out of them in the night.

The Office  Traffic assured them that all their operations are know at their office and if they are being arrested  by any imposter  especially  those who steal Police Uniforms and use  them to robe people the Should be reported immediately.

Nakaseke Library supporting Rural Women with Clean Energy Cooking Solutions

 Nakaseke library has introduced a new community Outreach project to address the issue of climate Change through Clean  Energy Cooking Techniques.

The main objectives of this project was to;

  1.  Introduce Rural women to new Clean energy Cooking stoves.
  2. Build capacities of the Rural Women in the construction and maintenance of the Cooking stoves . 
  3. Empower women to save to learn to save fuel and time

 The Library worked  the TOT instructor  trained by JEEP -Uganda to pass over the skills to other women in the community. So far, the 10 homes have benefited from the project  and Women are very happy with it.

Introducing Digital Literacy Skills to Libraries in Uganda

National Library of Uganda  in partnership with EIFL, Maendeleo Foundation and Peer-2-Peer University have organized a one week Digital Literacy Training to empower Librarians from 25 Libraries in Uganda. 

After the Training Librarians are expected to introduce Learning Circles  to Women and Youth. the Project is targeting  to train about 13500 Youth and Women across the Country.

Nakaseke is one of the benefiting Library in this project. If you are living around Nakaseke  and you are interested in acquiring Digital Skills please feel free to come and register.


I am Nakiyimba Phiona 16 years old , a Catholic by religion. I am a daughter of Mr. and Mrs Kyeyune Edward the chairman LC11 Nakaseke Lufula zone in Nakaseke Town Council .My mother sells clothes in order to earn a living. I am the third born in the family, I have other six siblings namely Kenneth, Derrick Angel, Vanessa and Jonah is the last born aged 8 years.
I go to Mazzoldi College School in Nakaseke and I am in form three. My ambition in life is to study hard and become a midwife to help mothers when giving life. It is also my desire to be a computer wizard too. However, I am always discouraged by my parents! They really wish me the best in life but due to lack of enough financial support they always tell me that they won’t be able to support me in that career! I really want to study had in order to change my family financial background.  
Recently in the month of March, 2020, during the national presidential address on covid-19 he announced the closer of all schools, churches, and shops. However, essential services like banks, hospitals, radios and TVs were left open.
  I am blessed to live in an area which has a library, this community library it not so much far away from my home. During the first two months of the lock down I used to help my parents in the farm. However, this kind of work was boring without any reading. I decided to visit the library to find out if it was open and borrow some books to read from home and use the computers. Lucky enough, I found it open and I was warmly received by the librarian.
I asked my parents to always allow me to visit the library hmmm! My father was negative about my idea that I will get COVID from there. However my mother was on my side that’s when I started visiting the library. The library has text books, newspapers, novels, computers, internet and many more things you can think of which enables one to study.
I really loved to learn how to use a computer, I was enrolled and I study with other children; Babirye Jane and Nakato Joweria. We have learnt: power point, Microsoft word, picture editing I can use the internet to learn online.
I now feel happy because my time during covid-19 is not wasted I also do encourage other parents to allow their children to visit the library. However, children have to take precautions of covid-19 that’s to say, wear masks, observe social distancing and regularly wash their hands before they enter the library. For sure, the library has greatly changed my life!

The Impact of COVID 19 on Education

Mr Edward Mugeere  Kayongo the Educational Tutor shares his experience on how Schools were affected by COVID 19. Schools were closed for nea...