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Home-based learning for primary schools until Oct 7; tuition to move online under new Covid-19 rules

Home-based learning for primary schools until Oct 7; tuition to move online under new Covid-19 rules

24/9/2021 2:03:00 PM

Home-based learning for primary schools until Oct 7; tuition to move online under new Covid-19 rules

Home-based learning will be extended by a day to Oct 7 for all primary and special education schools, the multi-ministry task force announced on Friday (Sept 24). As Children's Day falls on Oct 8, this would extend the home-based learning period to a full two weeks, said task force...

The Ministry of Education (MOE) had previously announced that home-based learning would last from Sept 27 to Oct 6.The task force said private education institutions (PEI) will also have to implement home-based learning for all pupils aged 12 years and below from Sept 27 to Oct 10.

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However, pre-school services in PEIs will be allowed to remain open.During this same period, in-person tuition and enrichment classes for pupils aged 12 years and below must pivot online or otherwise be suspended, said the task force.While pre-schools, MOE kindergartens, KCare Services and student care centres will remain open during this period, parents are encouraged to keep their children at home if they can.

This year, the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) starts on Sept 30 and ends on Oct 6.Primary 6 students will go on a study break from Sept 25 to 29 before the exam, similar to the arrangement last year.The move to home-based learning comes amid a surge in Covid-19 infections in Singapore. headtopics.com

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Home-based learning period for primary schools extended to Oct 7SINGAPORE: The home-based learning (HBL) period for all primary and special education (SPED) schools will be extended to Oct 7 as an \u0022added precaution\u0022, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday (Sep 24). The extension will allow students to stay home for the rest of the week, added the minist