|Preschool students in Hà Nội play games on the first day returning to school. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Around 600,000 preschool students in all 30 urban and outlying districts and townships in Hà Nội returned to school on Wednesday after a year of online instruction due to the pandemic.
This is the last group in the capital city to resume in-person learning.
Examining schools on Wednesday morning, Director of the municipal Department of Education and Training Trần Thế Cương applauded schools and local authority preparations to welcome the students back and asked schools to continue to stay vigilant against COVID-19.
Schools need to ensure safety for students, strictly abide by COVID-19 prevention and control regulations and build education activities in line with real conditions, he said.
Vũ Ngọc Dự, Principal of Ánh Sao Kindergarten in Cầu Giấy District, said apart from preparing facilities to welcome back the students, the school paid special attention to measures to ensure safety for the students. More than 500 students returned to school on Wednesday, equivalent to 92 per cent.
Nguyễn Ngọc Anh, a mother of a two-year-old student in Hà Đông District, said this is the first time her daughter had gone to school so she was very excited.
Hà Nội is the last locality among 63 provinces and cities nationwide to allow kindergartens to resume in-person learning. — VNS