Lack of regular schooling severely harming pupils’ progress
Education department favours resumption of full-time classes
The department of education wants all primary schoolchildren to return to full-time classes following evidence of devastating learning losses over 2020.
Primary schoolchildren in schools without facilities to manage social distancing have not been in full-time school since schools closed last March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Poor schools — about 80% of all schools — have been worst affected...