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Over 70 percent of parents oppose schools reopening in HCM City
  • | | December 06, 2021 04:54 PM
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More than 70 percent of parents in Ho Chi Minh City have opposed the city's plan to let 1st graders go back to school.

A child is being treated for Covid-19 at a hospital in HCM City

A survey by the municipal Department of Education and Training of parents of 1st graders showed that only 29.82 percent agreed with the city's pilot plan to reopen school from December 13.

121,781 out of 131,244 parents participated in the survey and only 36,316 supported the plan.

In some private schools in District 3 and District 6, no parents agreed to reopen school for 1st graders. Meanwhile, some public schools in Can Gio and Binh Tan districts had over 90 percent of parents supporting the plan.

Statistics showed that 4,227 1st grade students are being quarantined or treated for Covid-19 in HCM City while 5,651 others have left the city.

"As of December 11, some 2,781 first graders are being treated for Covid-19 including 662 in Thu Duc District, 331 in Hoc Mon, and 287 in District 12," the survey said.

Earlier, HCM City People's Committee announced that they would reopen schools for 1st, 9th, and 12th grade pupils from December 13 for a two-week pilot period. After that, kindergartens would receive five-year-old kids.

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