Students of High schools and Secondary schools will return to school from May 4, head of the city’s People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said on Monday.
So far, the city has no specific plan for the primary schools and kindergartens. VNExpress, a local media reported. “Detail plan for primary schools and kindergartens will be unveiled on April 29” Nguyen Duc Chung said.
In Ho Chi Minh city, the Department of Education and Training is developing safety guidelines for schools in preparation to re-admit students in early May.
Nguyen Van Hieu, the department’s deputy director, told online news outlet zing.vn that it was difficult to maintain a safe distance among students as recommended by the Ministry of Education and Training and Ministry of Health.
He said they were working with the department of health to develop a practical plan based on local conditions.
According to Vietnam News, 24 localities announced plans to have reopen schools. The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, as well as northern provinces of Hai Phong and Yen Bai, let ninth and twelfth graders return to schools from last Thursday.
As of today, grades 9 and 12 in many provinces, including Son La, Ba Rịa – Vung Tau and Phu Yen, already returned to school after months off.
Other provinces, including Binh Thuan, Cao Bang, Dak Lak and Long An, will continue remote education until the end of April.
The deputy minister of education and training, on Monday urged localities to put the safety of students and teachers first when reopening schools by strictly following instructions from the Ministry of Education and Training and Ministry of Health on practicing good hygiene.
Schools are asked to sterilize campuses, provide soap and antiseptic hand wash for students, leave windows open and minimize the use of air conditioners.
Compiling from VNExpress/ Vietnam News