Hanoi to get 1-6 grade students back to school hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The People’s Committee of Hanoi has agreed with the municipal Department of Education and Training’s proposal to get pupils from first to sixth grades in 30 districts and townships across the city back to school for face-to-face learning from April 6 after a long period of online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic's impacts.

Under a document signed by Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung on April 4, on the foundation of consensus of parents, schools are allowed to organise day-long direct learning and provide meals for students at schools.

Schools are requested to ensure safety against COVID-19 in line with the guidance given by the Department of Education and Training and the  Department of Health, while making preparations and plans to respond to the situation where COVID-19 infections are detected in schools.

The Steering Committees for COVID-19 Prevention and Control of the districts are authorised to consider the suspension of direct learning to ensure utmost safety for students in case infections are found in classes and schools.

In its proposal, the Department of Education and Training clarified that positive signs have been seen in the COVID-19 situation in the capital city, with a sharp drop in the number of infections among teachers, school staff and students recently. The department said that it directed the Divisions of Education and Training of districts and townships to collect opinions from parents, which showed that more than 75 percent of parents agreed to bring their children from first to sixth grades to school for face-to-face learning.

The People’s Committee of Hanoi assigned the Department of Education and Training to coordinate with the Department of Health to regularly update and provide to localities with information on regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training and Ministry of Health regarding the organisation of education activities, and guiding them on the implementation.

The People’s Committees of districts and townships are responsible for making decisions on the organisation of direct learning in line with their real pandemic situation, while continuing to improving capacity for school medical forces./.