Ho Chi Minh City still has enough covid-19 vaccine; therefore, it is willing to distribute to neighboring provinces for vaccination roll-out, said Nguyen Hong Tam, deputy director of the city's Center for Disease Control (HCDC) at a periodical press brief yesterday organized by the city Steering Board for Prevention and Control of Covid-19.
Amid the ongoing Covid-19, many schools have spent tens of billions of dong to support students affected by the pandemic in addition to savings and increased investment in infrastructure for online teaching for the school year 2021-2022.
The Phu Nhuan District’s Youth Union visited and gave textbooks, notebooks, and devices for online learning to underprivileged students in the district on the morning of September 5, the opening day of the new school year, in the context that Ho Chi Minh City has been implementing stricter social distancing to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic.
The virtual opening ceremonies of the new 2021-2022 academic year of general educational schools were held in provinces and cities across the country on September 5 due to the current complicated situation of Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training’s statistics on September 3, tens of thousands of students don’t have laptops or smartphones for online learning as the new school year is going to begin in the next few days.
Presently, many parents are worrying because they have not been able to buy textbooks for their children dung strict social distancing. Publishers such as Fahasa, Phuong Nam Book are speeding up the delivery of textbooks to schools or home delivery according to the online registration of parents.
Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training Nguyen Van Hieu said that the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has approved the Department’s proposal to maintains the tuition fee rate of the 2020-2021 school year to share difficulties and reduce financial burdens with parents affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
Amid the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces, the school year 2021-2022 is about to begin. Amongst difficulties, textbook provision is the most one; schools have had many alternatives to ensure teaching and learning activities.
In its yesterday document to the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee upon the plan for the new school year 2021- 2022, the city Department of Education and Training proposed no opening ceremony of the new school year but online teaching soon.
The Ministry of Education and Training proposed localities to create favorable conditions for the transportation and supply of textbooks to schools and students to promptly prepare for the new school year 2021-2022.