Ministry Reminds Schools to Get Ready for Back to School Plan

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has reminded the schools to ensure that only 30 percent students attend the schools from 1-3 September 2020 under the ‘3-Phases Back-to-School Plan’ for 2020-21 academic year. Schools have the flexibility to organise the attendance of the students according to a number of divisions at each class level to ensure that only one-third of students attend a day during first three days the Ministry tweeted yesterday. The opening of all public and private schools, including kindergartens, for the 2020-21 academic year will take place in three phases. The second phase will be two weeks from 6-17 September 2020 using the mixed learning model. The maximum attendance in public and private schools at this point will be 50 percent. A recess period of 25 minutes will be given to students during the school day. The school hours will be from 7:15am to 12:30pm. The class schedule will be organised to allow for three different timings for the recess period to reduce the number of students in recess at any time. School theatres and gyms may be used to provide more space for student seating. Schools and pre-schools need to notify parents, via different means communication, of the attendance approaches for the first three school days. Schools have also been told the importance of students’ attendance should be stressed. Full story

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