Nearly 100 nursery schools in HCM City close due to pandemic
  • |, VietnamNet | January 20, 2022 07:03 AM
Nearly 100 preschools in HCM City have had to stop operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the municipal Department of Education and Training.

The information was announced a recent online seminar held by the city’s Department of Education and Training on tasks of the local nursery schools in the 2021-2022 school year.


Nursery schools in HCM City can be reopened in February

Truong Thi Hong Diep, head of the Nursery Education Board, said up to 3,200 nursery schools in HCM City have been closed for between 3-6 months due to the pandemic. Among those, around 100 private nursery schools have stopped operations.

Since May, 2021 roughly 5,900 students and 5,300 teachers and other staff working at schools in HCM City have been infected with Covid-19, the official said.

Le Hoai Nam, vice head of the HCM City Department of Education and Training, said that the department was seeking permission from the city authorities to allow preschools to reopen in February.

Nam added that it was up to the parents whether to let their children return to preschool as it was not compulsory.

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