Uganda, Oct. 16 -- As schools reopen their doors for candidates, we can all agree that it has not been a simple decision to make. Government, schools, and parents are struggling with difficult yet uncertain trade-offs to get students back in school.

No doubt that reopening institutionsof learning is a complicated process that requires additional resources.

The timing of reopening schools for only candidate classes has been chaotic. It has shown us how several schools across the country are not yet ready to welcome students back given that they find it difficult to implement the requisite standard operating procedures.

Recall that these are unprecedented times where many parents are experiencing financial stress and are in need of assista...