First semester in some schools to start on June 1


To curb the spread of Covid-19, Minister of Education Treenuch Thienthong announced Tuesday that schools in Thailand will start the first semester on June 1 instead of May 17.

“Schools, teachers and staff must use the period between May 7 and 31 to prepare school buildings, classrooms and teaching equipment in line with guidelines set up by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration and provincial communicable disease agencies,” the minister said as reported by The Nation, adding that teachers should also communicate with students and parents to prepare them for the changed semester date.

“Schools will have to provide lessons for the 11 school days that will be missed to ensure the curriculum is not affected. The semester will end as scheduled on October 11,” she said.

According to Treenuch, the ministry will regularly evaluate the Covid-19 situation and announce measures accordingly but will aim to minimize the impact on students’ schooling, such as providing online classes in high-risk areas.

“Schools outside city areas that are not affected by the outbreak situation will be allowed to continue their classes as per normal,” she said.

Source: The Nation

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