Students in Uganda have a different lifestyle from others around the world. This is because of the education system in the country. One has to adopt to the system and then cope with the lifestyle they create for themselves. Not forgetting the fact that they will have to excel in their academic struggles.
After about 3 years in Kindergarten and 7 years in primary school, one is excited to finally join secondary school. Primary and secondary school have different lifestyles as one is still considered young in primary, chances of being beaten as a punishment are also high.
A student while still a pupil (in primary) sits for Primary Leaving Examinations as well as pass before they can join secondary or be admitted in Senior One.
There are different schools both day and boarding schools in the country where anyone can join. Most schools have the same schedules especially for the students. In boarding schools, one wakes up by 4 AM in order to begin their day. Later go for morning preps at 5 AM. (This is mostly required of those in boarding as day scholars may not necessary be able to come that early to school). It is normally during this time that they are expected to do chores like cleaning their sleeping areas (dormitories).
By 7 AM, Students in the day section are always at school. Programs are most cases the same depending on the school that is to say, international schools always have different programs.
Lessons normally begin at 8 AM after an assembly where announcements and talks are made, a break recess at half past 10 AM for a period of 30 minutes which leads to another period of classes then a lunch break for 1 PM to 2 PM. After that all students are expected to have afternoon classes till half past 5 PM when classes are to end.
During the break recess and the lunch, students normally take time off to interact with their fellow students as well as catch up on jazz like entertainment. Some especially the boys opt for games like football.
Most students opt for a time of leisure after classes. Day scholars have to go home as other students prepare for their dinner at 6 PM. Later night preps start from 7 PM to 9 PM then after students are expected retire to bed.