Schools, in due course, could resume full-day classes

Local | 29 Oct 2020 3:49 pm

The Education Bureau will meet with school bodies next week at the earliest to explore the possibility to resume full-day classes.

Students in the territory have previously resumed face-to-face classes on a half-day basis from September 29.

According to sources, arrangments to resume full-day classes will not be made shortly, pending opinions from health experts to reach a consensus.

Cheung Yung-pong, honorary chairman of the Aided Primary School Heads Association hoped authorities would resume the full-day classes in phases, with senior year students as the first group.

“We can adjust the measures accordingly after observing the circumstances of the senior year students coming back for full-day classes. It would also be easier for the school lunch providers to resume their operations in schools,” said Cheung.

Chairman of the Hong Kong Direct Subsidy Scheme Schools Council, Dion Chen, also the principal of YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College said if full-day classes are not resumed soon, the development of the students will be hindered.

“Many inter-school competitions organized by the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation have been canceled since last academic year, students would need time to pick up their form with more training,” Chen added.

However, he is also worried about the epidemic worsening during Winter, saying the safest way is to resume the full-day classes after December.

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