Minister officially orders classes to go online
  • | danviet, | February 05, 2021 01:05 PM
Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha has asked local schools to start online classes amid the spreading of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Minister officially orders classes to go online

The ministry is working with the Education Union of Vietnam to visit and support students, teachers and parents who are being quarantined for Covid-19 prevention. As of February 4, 53 localities announced that they had allowed students to stay home.

According to the minister, statistics from the previous stay home order show that 20% of the children in remote and rural areas still couldn't access online classes. Nha directed and asked the education sector to continue to expand and improve online education.

35,037 schools, or 83.6% of schools in Vietnam, have installed mobile apps to fill medical declarations online as well as to better implement preventive measures.

"We have experience this time, so we must do better," he said. "Responsible agencies must quickly complete the regulations about managing online classes for education facilities. We'll ask telecommunication firms to help with infrastructure and services for online classes."

He went on to say that an online library of online courses would be built and shared publicly.

"We must be pro-active and calm and have plans for specific scenarios to ensure the health of both students and teachers as well as education progress," he said.

On January 30, the Ministry of Education and Training sent an official document to departments of education across the country, asking them to prepare to move classes online in case students are asked to stay home.

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