Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training Nguyen Van Hieu said about 6,600 students in the city are Covid-19 cases.
According to Hieu, the majority of infected students have no symptoms. They are being treated in quarantine zones or at home, so they can still study online.
However, he acknowledged that the students or students whose parents have Covid or have died from Covid-19 are greatly affected mentally. Teachers have called their relatives to help take care of these students.
To partly overcome limitations in teaching and learning on the internet, the Department of Education and Training has collaborated with the HCM City Television Station to implement teaching and learning on television. In September, priority will be given to content that teaches students self-study skills, guides parents to participate, and supports children's learning on the internet.
At the same time, the online document database begins in 2020 by the Department of Education and Training continues to be updated to provide learning materials for students and parents at all levels.
Regarding the conditions for online learning, schools have called for sponsors to contribute and support the provision of equipment for online teaching and learning. The Department of Education and Training will continue to work with telecommunications service providers to discount transmission packages or installment payments of devices to ensure sufficient equipment and transmission lines for online teaching for students.
For disadvantaged students who cannot afford online learning, schools will use study cards. Teachers will give study cards to students. These students will be assessed, tested and individually tutored as soon as face-to-face learning is possible.
In the case of prolonged online learning, the Department of Education and Training will consider extending the school year, especially for grades 1 and 2 to ensure program and learning results.
Forty-five provinces and cities on September 5 held a special opening ceremony of the 2021-2022 new school year either physically or virtually.