|Hà Nội students will take early summer break. VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội students will take their summer break from May 15, instead of May 28.
The city's People's Committee on Thursday afternoon approved the education department’s proposal that the summer break starts earlier than originally planned to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The remaining amount of school work will resume at schools when the pandemic abates, possibly during the summer. Schools that have not held final exams are requested to suspend exams and advised not to hold them online.
According to the department, certain educational facilities are not fully equipped with technology infrastructure and other criteria to make sure examinations go smoothly and there is no cheating.
The entrance exams for high school for 9th graders will not be held until further notice from the Ministry of Education and Training. University entrance exams will also be put off. Previously, these exams were set to take place on June 10 and 11.
Since the new outbreak from April 27, Hà Nội has recorded 169 cases including more than 100 in two locked-down hospitals. — VNS