New schedules for schools to reopen from Aug 10
Posted on July 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

The Ministry of Education has decided to resume academic activities at all government schools from August 10, following government imposed holidays due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

However, only Grades 5, 10, 11, 12, and 13 will be allowed attend school on all five weekdays.

Grades 1, 2, and 3 will have school for only one day per week.

It has also been decided to reopen schools according to the number of students in the school.

Schools with less than 200 students may reopen for all grades from August 10.

Primary schools with over 200 students will reopen as:

Grades 1 and 5 – Monday

Grades 2 and 5 -Tuesday

Grades 3 and 5 -Wednesday

Grades 4 and 5 -Thursday, Friday

Secondary schools with over 200 students will reopen as:

Grades 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 – Monday

Grades 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 – Tuesday

Grades 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 – Wednesday

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 – Thursday, Friday.

However, the time duration for a school day for Grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 will be from 7.00 am till 1.30 pm, while it will be from 7.30 am until 3.30 pm for Grades 10, 11, 12, and 13.

Meanwhile, Heads of Schools have been informed not to open school canteens until health officials confirm that the prevailing situation is under control.

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