For Grades 11, 12 and 13: Govt schools to open Monday
By Thameenah Razeek
Arrangements have been made to open all Government schools for Grades 11, 12 and 13 students from 27 July (Monday).
The school re-opening days for different Grades and Examination dates was revised in view of the new situation regarding the spread of COVID-19, and school hours for Grades 11, 12 and 13 Grades will be from 7.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Ranjith Chandrasekara, noted the schools for the other Grades will start on 10 August.
When questioned as to whether they will continue to conduct online classes for the students from these Grades who have been requested not to come to school if they have a weak immune system and a tendency to contract diseases, Chandrasekara said while they will not continue with the online classes, the teachers and the parents have been advised to be attentive on the lessons that are being covered in school so that these students will not miss lessons.
The Ministry also stated that the Principals and Deputy Principals of all schools used for electioneering should remain in the schools on 28, 29, 30 and 31 July in order to prepare the schools for the 2020 General Election. Principals are further advised to take steps to facilitate election activities in schools in consultation with the Assistant Election Commissioners so as not to interfere with the academic activities of the students during this period.