The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) has issued a circular to the directors of public and private schools and kindergartens on the amendment of school hours for students and working hours for teaching and administrative staff after the mid-term leave of the second semester. The step has been taken for public interest to preserve students’ health and safety and in line with established measures to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in collaboration and coordination with the Ministry of Public Health.
Under the circular, MOEHE has set student attendance at 30% of the approved capacity of a school building, from Sunday, 21 March 2021, while continuing with the blended learning system and the continued commitment to applying all approved precautionary measures.
Controls and guidelines for public schools include the commitment to keep the working hours for the teaching and administrative staff at 100%. They also include the application of full time for students of village schools with low density (by 100%), as well as the application of full time for students of specialized schools of low density (by 100%), with following the approved preventive measures.
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