HCMC to begin online classes for primary school students

By Manh Tung   August 17, 2021 | 03:30 am PT
HCMC to begin online classes for primary school students
First-grade students in their classroom in District 3, HCMC, February 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Manh Tung
With the Covid-19 outbreak yet to be contained, HCMC is preparing 10 weeks of online classes for primary school students in the upcoming school year.

Under the guidance of the city’s Department of Education and Training, the education sector in 21 districts and Thu Duc City have started recording lessons for online classes when the new school year starts mid-September.

Each topic and group of lessons will be designed in the form of a video that includes tables, power points, interactive boards, pictures and diagrams.

Each video will not be more than 15 minutes long for the first and second grades, and no more than 20 minutes for the third, fourth and fifth grades.

The education department of each district and Thu Duc will choose teachers and professional team leaders on their own to develop lesson plans and record the videos.

The videos, made for all subjects, will be sent to schools and parents.

First-grade teachers are being encouraged to make their own videos guiding parents on how they should prepare their children to take online classes.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, HCMC is expected to have 1.71 million primary to high school students.

The city has already planned to start the new school year two weeks later than the general framework of the Ministry of Education and Training.

In the fourth wave that it Vietnam late April, HCMC has recorded 152,627 cases and 4,912 deaths.

On Sunday, the city of 13 million extended social distancing under Directive 16 by another month until September 15.

The directive requires people to stay home and only go out for necessities like buying food or medicines or to work at factories or businesses allowed to operate.

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