Sri Lanka Ministry of Education has announced that all government schools which have been given an extended vacation due to Coronavirus pandemic and due to general election will resume their education activities for all grades from August 10. Earlier all government schools opened for the students in grades 11, 12 and 13 from July 27.
Schools will be held five days a week only for grades 5,10,11,12 and 13. Schools for grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 are held only one day a week.
Meanwhile, it has been decided to bring students to the school based on the number of students in the schools. 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. .
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.
Education Ministry says 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 10.08.2020, 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.
The Ministry of Education has also decided to grant leave to all government schools during the week of the general election, which is to be held on August 05.