Uganda Virus Research Institute organised a science exhibition. This brought together pupils from schools around Wakiso and Kampala districts. The Open day was organized to provide an opportunity for young people, interested in science, to learn about research, interact with practicing scientists and researchers as well as to explore the possibility of a science – research career. It was also meant to give the children an opportunity to explore science outside their classrooms.
By interesting primary school pupils in science at an early stage, the UVRI galvanizes the government policy of prioritizing science subjects in primary, secondary university and tertiary institutions.