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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Government announced today all kindergartens as well as primary and secondary schools will suspend face-to-face classes and school activities starting from December 2 until the beginning of the school Christmas holidays. 

Tutorial schools will suspend face-to-face classes for two weeks.

The announcement was made in light of the worsening COVID-19 epidemic situation. The Education Bureau will issue a letter to inform schools of the details tomorrow.

The bureau said it understands that schools would need time to prepare for the face-to-face class suspension, including students’ home learning arrangements, the Primary 6 internal assessment for the purpose of Secondary School Places Allocation and learning arrangements for graduate classes.

It also noted that it understands the sector and parents are deeply concerned about the arrangements of the primary school internal assessment and that Secondary 6 students have to face public examinations soon.

The bureau will discuss with the sector possible options to allow schools to consider arranging P6 students to take the internal assessment and graduate classes to attend on-campus lessons to prepare for the public examinations or take internal examinations.

It also reminded schools of the related arrangements and measures they should implement to sustain students’ learning at home through flexible use of various learning modes.

During the suspension of face-to-face classes, schools should remain open to take care of those students who have to go back to schools because of the lack of carers at home.

The Government had earlier announced the suspension of face-to-face classes and school activities for all kindergartens and Primary 1 to 3 levels of primary schools until December 6.      

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News