Many cities and provinces in Vietnam have continued to keep local schools closed amid the rise in Covid-19 cases.
At a meeting held on March 13, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Nguyen Duc Chung decided to allow local students from nursery to secondary schools to continue staying at home until the end of March.
Chairman of the Hanoi People Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (middle) decides to allow local students to continue staying at home until the end of March
Meanwhile, high school students will be permitted to return to school from March 22.
As of Friday evening, Hanoi has confirmed seven Covid-19 patients.
Meanwhile, HCM City has approved the closure of local schools at all levels until April 5.
Many other localities have also followed suit, shutting their schools until by late this month such as Ca Mau Province, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Dak Nong and Tien Giang.
Most cities and provinces in Vietnam have suspended their schools since February 3 for Covid-19 prevention.
Ministry postpones national high school graduation exam again
The Ministry of Education and Training on March 13 sent an urgent official dispatch to cities and provinces across the country on the newly-adjusted 2019 - 2020 academic year calendar.
As the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) continues spreading, forcing schools extend closure, the ministry has again rescheduled the closing date of the 2019 – 2020 academic year to July 15 while the national high school graduation exam was postponed to August 8 – 11 this year.
Based on the revised calendar, chairpersons of the municipal and provincial People’s Committees nationwide are asked to decide when schools are re-opened, depending on the real situation in each locality, according to the official dispatch.
The ministry also urged its provincial-level departments to streamline curriculum and instruct schools to provide students with televised and online lessons.
The ministry said it will continue keeping a close watch on developments of the COVID-19 outbreak in order to provide timely instructions to local departments and schools.
The Ministry of Education and Training revised this school year’s academic calendar for the first time last month, in which the closing date was delayed to June 30 while the national high school graduation exam was rescheduled to July 23 – 27. Dtinews
The Hanoi People’s Committee has agreed with a proposal of the municipal Departments of Education and Training, Health, and Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to continue keeping schools close in response to the spread of the COVID-19.
The schools complained that the consequences caused by Covid-19 to the education sector have been disastrous.