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School attendance rate expected to be double in Yangon region

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The attendance rate in basic education schools in Yangon Region has increased significantly within four days after the countrywide reopening of the schools for the 2021-2022 academic year, and it is expected to be double in the coming week according to the Yangon Region Education office.
“We don’t want students to be affected anymore when it comes to education. We want parents to understand and send the children to schools,” said Yangon Region Education Officer Daw Hnin Kyi (Deputy Director-General).
Students had lost one year for the 2020-2021 academic year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the State Administration Council has arranged to provide free education for the 2021-2022 academic year in line with the COVID-19 prevention and control guidelines.
Despite the reopening of schools, some parents are reportedly worried to send their children to schools. According to a junior assistant teacher from Bahan Township, they often come and check the school’s operation and safety.
Of one million students from a total of 2,700 basic education schools in the Yangon Region, 40% of them are attending schools as for the first week of school reopening for the 2021-2022 academic year, according to the Region Education Office. — Maung Sein Lwin/GNLM

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