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Vietnam education ministry suggests students return to school in early March

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 16:47 GMT+7
Vietnam education ministry suggests students return to school in early March
A high school teacher teaches an online lesson to his students during the school break in Hanoi. Photo: Vinh Ha / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training has asked local authorities to allow students to resume their study at the beginning of March.

The education ministry on Saturday evening sent a document to the administrations of provinces and cities throughout the country to inform them of a new plan for the rest of the school year.

Accordingly, the provincial and municipal People’s Committees were asked to prepare for the comeback of students of all kindergartens, schools, and universities on Monday, March 2.

The 2019-20 school year must end before June 30, about one month later than previous years.

The annual national high school examination will take place from July 23 to 26.

If the administration in any locality decides to let students stay home for a longer period of time, they will have to make sure local students take enough classes to complete their curriculum and wrap up the school year on the designated date, which is prior to June 30.

Local authorities were also required to follow directions from the Ministry of Health to ensure a safe environment for all students when they resume school.

The COVID-19 has killed 2,462 people and infected nearly 78,700 globally since it first hit the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, according to the South China Morning Post.

Vietnam has so far confirmed 16 cases of the viral infection, including 13 Vietnamese, one Vietnamese American, and two Chinese.

Among them, 15 have fully recovered and been released from the hospital. The country has recorded no new infection since Thursday last week.

Most provinces and cities in Vietnam previously decided to let students stay home until the end of February to prevent the viral infection.

The administration in Ho Chi Minh City recently submitted a proposal to the central government regarding its plan to further lengthen the school break to the end of March.

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