More than 1.86 million students have not currently got any digital devices for online learning, said Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son at the question and answer (Q&A) session of the 15th National Assembly (NA)’s second sitting on November 11.
The People’s Committee of HCMC on November 2 sent an urgent dispatch to the Department of Education and Training, the Department of Finance and the People’s Committees of Thu Duc City and 21 districts across the city to implement a financial aid worth VND427 billion (US$18.7 million) for students in the city in the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year.
Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son and Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long have asked relevant departments and the People’s Committees of provinces and cities nationwide to create favorable conditions for students for a safe return to schools.
Around 95.26 percent of students in HCMC were tested for Covid-19 on July 3 before the first phase of the 2021 National High School Graduation Examination scheduled for July 7- 8, said Vice Director of the Department of Education and Training, Nguyen Van Hieu.
More than 300 teachers and students of the Hai Duong Medical Technical University in the northern province of Hai Duong came to HCMC on July 1 to help the city fight against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The People’s Committee of HCMC in the late evening of May 6 issued an urgent document on school closure, starting on May 10 until further notice as part of an effort to keep students, school staff and families safe from Covid-19.
In its document on strengthening Covid-19 prevention and control to heads of the education and training departments in Thu Duc City and 21 districts in HCMC on April 28, the HCMC Department of Education and Training requested students and teachers to strictly follow 5K principles.