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Maldives resumes preschool sessions after 8 months

Ahmed Aiham
15 November 2020, MVT 21:03
Preschoolers return to school on November 15. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Ahmed Aiham
15 November 2020, MVT 21:03

Ministry of Education, on Sunday, announced the resumption of preschool classes for schools outside the Greater Male' Region, after a hiatus of eight months.

Following a period of closure since March 12 to contain the spread of COVID-19, teaching for all grades across the country resumed on July 1, except in the capital area.

Schools located in Male', the epicentre of the outbreak, only commenced teaching for grades 11 to 12, while online lessons are provided for students of lower grades.

Minister of Education Dr Aishath Ali previously noted that schools will enforce a strict observation of social distancing within classrooms and screen students for their temperature when entering the school premises.

Ministry of Education previously indicated that its contingency plan to implement online lessons for a potential shutdown of schools was compiled, adding that it would be implemented in the event that a third surge of virus infections is observed within the region.

Currently, Maldives records a total of 12,154 virus cases of which 842 are active cases, in addition to 11,262 recoveries and 43 deaths.

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