Basic Education Schools in Nay Pyi Taw Council Territory began the enrolment processes yesterday morning, and teachers conducted temperature check and distributed masks. They arranged for students to stay 6 feet apart from each other during the enrolment process.
Deputy Director Daw Myint Myint Khine said the Nay Pyi Taw Education Office inspected basic education schools, monastic schools and private schools according to 35 guidelines (version 4.0) of the Ministry of Health and Sports.
Inspection on schools includes 6 feet spacing arrangement at school entrances, 4 feet distancing seats at classrooms, hand gel, face shields and masks, adequate supply of disinfectants for spraying, good ventilation and healthcare facilities in line with the set guidelines.
School buses are also arranged for the students. Full security is provided where necessary to ensure peaceful education in basic education schools, she added.
In addition to no charge for enrolment, textbooks, one dozen note books and four pencils are provided to primary level students. Readers, one dozen note books, two pencils and two pens are presented to middle and high school students. Moreover, every student and teacher is supplied with two reusable masks and one face shield.
Daw Khin Thein Myint, who came to No (9) Basic Education High School to enrol her children, said, “There is no charge for the enrolment. And the State provides the necessary paper, pencil, mask and face shields. I see that everyone who comes to the school today is happy. I am also satisfied with the preparations for COVID-19 disease.”
She also urged parents to come and enrol in the schools with the appreciation of the State’s goodwill, adding that parents have to provide the education to their children.
It is reported that members of the Myanmar Police Force and relevant township administration bodies are also providing security for the safety of the students and teachers on duty.
There are 757 basic education schools, 28 monastic education schools, and 74 private schools in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area.
Teachers, school heads and officials from the Ministry of Education have worked together to reopen schools that have been closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Schools will be reopened on 1 June following the COVID-19 rules and regulations, and school enrolment week is set from 24 to 31 May across the country. — Naing Aung/GNLM