The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced plans to progressively bring students back to local schools and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) from June 2.
Graduating cohorts of students in Primary 6, Secondary 4 and 5 can attend daily classes on school premises; small groups of students in these grades started returning to campus for face-to-face lessons from May 19. All other students attending local schools (Primary 1-5 and Secondary 1-3) will rotate weekly between Home-Based Learning (HBL) and lessons on campus. At Junior Colleges and Millennia Institute, 50% of students can attend school at any one time from June 2.
All K1 and K2 classes at MOE kindergartens can also return from June 2.
Under new healthy and safety measures, students must wear masks (except for during PE lessons), there will be fixed exam-style seating, and school timings will be staggered.
The MOE says that international/private schools "can also allow their students to return, taking reference from the plans and safe management measures for [MOE] schools". They are expected to receive further guidance from the Committee for Private Education (CPE) on how they can reopen.
Looking ahead, the MOE says that, "All students will return to school from Mondays to Fridays" as Singapore eases its measures against Covid-19.
Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung said in a Facebook post:
"As we exit from the Circuit Breaker from June 2, we will embark on a roadmap to the eventual full opening of schools... We aim to gradually have all students fully back in school after two cycles of weekly rotation, or four weeks."
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