|Ninth graders of Hà Nội's Ba Vì District return to school on November 8. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Students at senior high schools in Hà Nội will return to school from December 6 after a long period of online learning due to COVID-19.
Under a document signed by Director of Hà Nội's Department of Education and Training Trần Thế Cương yesterday, the department agreed to allow the resumption of direct learning in senior high schools (from 10th to 12th grades), vocational training facilities, and centres for continuing education in wards, communes and townships, classified as at Level 1 or 2 on their coronavirus risks.
To date, most of wards and communes in Hà Nội are deemed at Level 1 and 2, which means carrying the lowest and moderate risks. Only Phú Đô Ward in Nam Từ Liêm District and Xuy Xá Commune in Mỹ Đức District are classified as at Level 3 (high risks) due to the high number of COVID infections.
Students from first to eighth grades will continue to learn online, and children at pre-school age will stay at home.
Schools are requested to implement pandemic prevention and control measures in line with guidelines given by the Departments of Health and Education and Training. Students will only attend direct classes for half a day. School canteens are not allowed to operate.
The Steering Committees on COVID-19 Prevention and Control at district, ward and town level will consider the adjustments and suspension of direct learning if necessary.
Results of the scheme will be reported to the city People’s Committee to serve as the foundation for future plans to get students back to school in a safe manner.
A flexible combination of online and direct learning will be implemented in localities with different pandemic levels.
On November 8, the capital city allowed ninth-graders in 18 districts and towns to return to school for direct learning. — VNS