Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Education and Training Pham Van Dai shared on August 20 that the new school year opening ceremony is anticipated to take place as scheduled on September 5 but in virtual form due to the ongoing complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the time frame for the 2021-2022 school year issued by the Hanoi People's Committee, students of all grades in the capital city will return to school as early as September 1 and the opening ceremony will be held simultaneously at schools across the city on September 5.
Despite the pandemic, the Hanoi Department of Education and Training effectively conducted and fulfilled the enrolment for the first and sixth grades. The online enrolment saw the highest rate ever with 87.4% for Grade 1 and 86% for Grade 6.
At an earlier date, the entrance exam for Grade 10 also took place safely and smoothly amid the outbreaks of the pandemic.