|Students at a secondary school in HCM City. VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Education and Training will have a virtual opening ceremony for the 2021-22 school year that is slated to begin in mid-September.
Speaking at an event held by the Ministry of Education and Training on August 12, Nguyễn Văn Hiếu, deputy director of the department, said plans for all grades had been submitted to the city People’s Committee.
They factored in various scenarios for each grade based on the COVID-19 pandemic situation, including remote learning, he said.
The remote learning programmes for primary classes would be designed in a more interactive and engaging way with a reduction in teaching content.
The department was also making plans for cleaning and disinfecting schools.
The Ministry of Education and Training has said the opening ceremony for the new academic year will be on September 5 but provinces or cities can decide on a suitable time depending on their pandemic situation.
In the 2021 – 22 the number of students in the city is estimated to be 1.5 million. —VNS