Pre-schoolers and primary school students in 53 provinces and cities to return to school this week

Tuesday, 2022-02-08 10:29:34
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Pupils of Phuong Mao Primary School, Que Vo District, Bac Ninh Province, implement the COVID-19 epidemic prevention measures while controlling distance. (Photo: Thanh Thuong/VNA)
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NDO - According to information from the Ministry of Education and Training, preschool children and primary school students in 53 of 63 provinces and cities began returning to schools from February 7 to 14.

All 63 cities and provinces in the country have plans to reopen schools this month following the months of closure to help contain the spread of COVID-19, as revealed by the Ministry of Education and Training on the night of February 7.

All higher education institutions have developed plans to welcome back their students from February 14.

Previously, all high school students nationwide returned to in-person learning on February 7.

Provincial departments of education and training across the country have been assigned to provide guidelines and scenarios for schools to deal with potential COVID-19 outbreaks as well as to support schools and families in devising specific teaching plans suitable for each region and students in need.

Schools, meanwhile, have been asked to provide mental health counselling services for students, strengthen their physical activities and fitness programmes, and help them to revise lessons after months of remote learning.

During a virtual meeting on February 7, the Hanoi Municipal Department of Education and Training proposed that face-to-face learning for students from the first to sixth grades would be resumed in a further 12 districts in Hanoi on February 21.

Earlier, the municipal authorities allowed students of these grades in 18 suburban districts and towns to return to school from February 10.

The meeting reviewed the preparations for the resumption of face-to-face learning targeting seventh to twelfth graders in the city from February 8.

Reports from education and training offices of 30 local towns and districts showed that all work has been carried out as of 6pm on February 7, and thus their schools are ready to welcome back students in line with COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

According to the department’s statistics, more than 99 percent of teachers, educational staff, and students at the secondary and high school levels in Hanoi have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.