MoE, MoHS hold coordination meeting for reopening of schools

Date : 21 July, 2020


July 20

Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi and Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe presided over the coordination meeting of the two ministries yesterday for reopening schemes of high schools which were suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The meeting discussed the ranking of schools in order of three levels based on the findings in checklists for readiness of reopening, recommendations of region/state health officers, formation of inspection teams at the schools and the works of supervising teams at the levels of township, region and states.
The meeting which was attended by 40 senior officials also decided to reopen 3,772 high schools under Level-A as scheduled on 21 July, followed by 1,220 schools under the Level-B and 838 schools under Level-C.

The two ministries also agreed to conduct inspections of teams comprised of officials with General Administration Department, Public Health Department, officials of Nay Pyi Taw Council and State/Region governments and representatives of teachers and parents.

These teams categorized the levels of schools after they scrutinized the preventive measures against COVID-19 at the schools from 17 to 20 July.

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