Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Philippines to reopen 120 schools for in-person classes

While nearly every country in the world has already partially or fully reopened schools for face-to-face lessons, the Philippines has kept them closed since March 2020.

Singapore primary schools to shift online as virus cases rise

Primary One to Five students will move to home-based learning from Sept 27 to Oct 6 while Primary Six students will go on a study break from Sept 25 before sitting for the exam.

Hong Kong teachers exit under shadow of security law as schools scramble to fill gaps

Several principals say teachers are departing this year at about twice the normal rate, leaving some of them scrambling for new recruits.

Unicef calls for schools to reopen in pandemic-hit nations

Schools in around 17 countries remain fully closed, while those in 39 countries remain partially closed.

Plan to reopen schools shows Malaysia transitioning to endemic phase, says Radzi

Education Minister Radzi Jidin maintains that teachers who refuse vaccination will not be allowed to teach face-to-face classes, saying action will be taken against them.

Putrajaya introduces affordable internet packages for students, low-income families

This is part of the government's push to provide better internet access at affordable prices.

Back-to-school announcement the right move, say experts

They say reopening schools is a justified move and that parents can decide to keep their children at home if they wish.

Philippines ‘learning crisis’ as kids face second year of remote schooling

A 'blended learning' programme has been plagued with problems as most students in the Philippines don't have a computer or internet at home.

School reopening based on recovery phases, rotation system to ensure SOPs

Education Minister Radzi Jidin says this is important to ensure that students are not kept away from school for too long.

Education ministry looking at students’ suggestions to improve teaching and learning methods

Education Minister Radzi Jidin says many views were provided by students who will be taking the SPM exam in March.

Input from parents, teachers to be considered in reopening Phase 3 schools

Education Minister Radzi Jidin says their advice will be taken into consideration before a decision is made.

Reopen schools or disaster looms, experts tell Indian authorities

They say schools are 'an essential service'.

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