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.