HA NOI — The Ha Noi People's Committee has decided to re-adjust work hour changes by ending classes at high schools at 6pm, one hour sooner than current hours.
The re-adjusted hours will begin next Monday. The decision was made in an urgent message to relevant authorities and sectors yesterday following public concerns over late school times that may prove to tiring for students and teachers.
After several days of implementing work hour changes, which required all students in high schools to start morning classes at 7am and end afternoon classes after 7pm, students and teachers reported that the new hours had caused chaos to their schedules.
Many schools failed to ensure enough teachers for the late classes, and many students couldn't join extracurricular activities because of the time adjustment.
The Ministry of Transport's initiative to adjust work hours during a two-week trial run began on February 2 with the aim of easing the city's worsening traffic congestion.
The municipal Department of Transport has also implemented a number of measures to curb traffic jams, including speeding up the construction of key traffic projects on belt roads and highways and building four fly-overs along the Thai Ha-Lang Ha, Chua Boc-Thai Ha, Le Van Luong-Lang and Lang-Nguyen Chi Thanh routes. — VNS