Government plans to open schools mid-July

22 May 2020
Government plans to open schools mid-July
Students play in their classroom of a government school on the outskirts of Yangon. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP

The Myanmar government has been planning to reopen basic education schools in the middle of July, an official from the Education Ministry, according to Xinhua.

Myanmar's academic year starts in June after three-month summer holidays from March to June, but this year's term will start a month later.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Sports, the Ministry of Education has been carrying out preventive measures against COVID-19 at basic education schools and parents are asked to help their children cope with epidemic preventive measures at home, he said.