Aug 09, Colombo: All arrangements are in place for all government schools which have been given an extended vacation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and parliamentary elections to open for all grades tomorrow, the Ministry of Education said.
The Ministry of Education has announced that all government schools will resume their education activities for all grades from Monday, August 10. All government schools opened for the students in grades 11, 12 and 13 from 27th of July.
The Ministry of Education decided to grant leave to all government schools during the week of the general election, which was held on August 05.
Accordingly, students from Grade 1 to Grade 10 are scheduled to start school from tomorrow.
All grades will begin on August 10 for schools with less than 200 students.
For schools with more than 200 children, Grade 1 and Grade 5 will be held on Monday, Grade 2 and Grade 5 on Tuesday, and Grade 3 and Grade 5 on Wednesday., and grades 1 and 5 for schools over 200 will be held on Mondays, grades 2 and 5 on Tuesdays, grades 3 and 5 on Wednesdays. .
In addition, schools for grades 4 and 5 will be held on Thursdays and Fridays, according to the Ministry of Education.
Meanwhile, secondary schools with more than 200 students will be held on Mondays for grade 6 through grade 13, on Tuesday from grade 7 to grade 13 and on Wednesdays for grades 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
The Ministry of Education said the secondary schools will be open on Thursdays and Fridays only for grades 9 through grade 13.
The school hours for grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 will be from 07.30 am to 01.30 pm and for grades 10 to 13 it will be from 07.30 am to 3.30 pm, the Ministry of Education said.
Furthermore, from Monday all academic staff of the schools will be required to report for duty and in addition to activities related to teaching, they are also responsible for supervision, checking assignments, and healthcare and discipline. The working hours of all the teachers except the teachers who have a schedule till 3.30 p.m. will be from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Meanwhile, school principals have been told not to open school canteens until health officials confirm that the situation is under control.