Schools in HCM City will reopen from February 17 after two weeks of closing to prevent the spreading of Coronavirus, said the deputy director of HCM City Department of Education and Training Nguyen Van Hieu.
Schools have been sterilised
About 1.7 million students in HCM City will return to schools on February 17. According to Hieu, the Ministry of Health already said that provinces and cities that do not have an outbreak or further spreading of the virus can reopen schools.
This is the longest leave of absence from school yet since the students have had a 16-day Tet Holiday and two weeks of absence right after. During the two weeks, schools have been sterilised.
Due to the long leave of absence, the dates of the high school entrance exams and secondary exams to Tran Dai Nghia School this year may be adjusted in HCM City.
If the Ministry of Education and Training decides to extend the end of the school year to June instead of May 31 then the high school graduation exam will also be adjusted.
Many families are struggling to look after their children after schools closed to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Teachers at schools, colleges and universities in HCM City are applying a wide range of teaching methods to help their students learn online while the schools are closed until February 9 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.