Schools reopen today
Academic activities at all government schools will resume from today (10), the Ministry of Education stated.
As per the new schedule, only Grades Five, 10, 11, 12, and 13 will be allowed to attend school on all five weekdays.
Grades One, Two, and Three will have school only on one day per week.
The decision to reopen is also based on the number of students in the school. Accordingly, schools with less than 200 students may reopen for all grades starting from today.
Primary schools with over 200 students
Grades One and Five – Monday
Grades Two and Five – Tuesday
Grades Three and Five – Wednesday
Grades Four and Five – Thursday, Friday
Secondary schools with over 200 students
Grades Six, 10, 11, 12, 13 – Monday
Grades Seven, 10, 11, 12, 13 – Tuesday
Grades Eight, 10, 11, 12, 13 – Wednesday
Grades Nine, 10, 11, 12, 13 – Thursday, Friday
However, the time duration for a school day for Grades from Six to Nine will be from 7 a.m. till 1.30 p.m., while the duration for Grades from 10-13 will be from 7.30 a.m. until 3.30 p.m.
Meanwhile, heads of schools have been informed not to open school canteens until health officials confirm that the prevailing situation is under control.