Thai Ministry of Education orders school semester postponement to June 1st to more than 10,000 schools nationwide due to the Covid-19 outbreak

Bangkok –

The Thai Ministry of Education this afternoon, April 27th, announced the postponement of the school semester 01/2021 from May 17th to June 1st, applying to more than 10,000 schools nationwide, due to the current outbreak of Covid-19 Coronavirus in Thailand.

The rescheduling has been decided as the overall situation of the Covid-19 could become more intense which might affect the teaching and learning activities in many educational institutions. The parents of school students also expressed their concern for their children if the semester would start next month, Education Minister Trinuch Thienthong said.

PHOTO: Thairath

Prior to the school reopening, the Ministry of Education advised schools nationwide to prepare classrooms and buildings, including teaching material and other management, from May 17th to the 30th. Teachers and school personnel should communicate and create mutual understanding with parents regarding the postponement. Teachers may visit students at home and organize additional activities, such as online learning before the official school semester starts in June.

Minister Trinuch stated: “The Ministry will closely monitor the Covid-19 situation and the CCSA announcements, ensuring that the postponement and other implementation in the future would have minimum effect on students.”

“Schools in the areas that have not been crucially affected by the pandemic situation can proceed and prepare the offline teaching and learning on May 17th.”

TPN Media notes that some private/international schools may not apply to this order and parents should double-check with their school of choice.

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