Most Schools to Return to Daily Classes

      August 10, 2020 13:39

      Most schools across the country are expected to teach daily classes when pupils return from their summer break.

      The Education Ministry has decided to let schools use their own discretion to manage their academic schedules amid the spread of coronavirus but urged them to keep numbers in attendance below two-thirds per day.

      Most schools across the country plan to let all students attend at least some classes every weekday.

      Students wait in line to get their temperature checked in an elementary school on Jeju Island on July 27. /Newsis

      But schools in Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province are restricting numbers to below two-thirds because infections are still occurring sporadically there. That means pupils will only go to school two or three days a week.

      When schools reopened in late spring, classes were severely limited, but the ministry decided to ease restrictions for the fall semester.

      In a radio interview last week, Education Minister Yoo Eun-hye said, "We're asking schools to be cautious in allowing all students to attend classes together until the epidemic is brought under control."

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