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The confusion about the start of the Thai school term continued after an unnamed education ministry source told Daily News that schools in out of the way places might decide to open now.
That is so long as they have social distancing, masks and lots of hand sanitizer.
The source said that the online learning currently being attempted is a test from May 18th to June 30th.
Schools are expected to reopen on July 1st but if they don’t then teachers and administrators will use the experience of the next six weeks to start a proper online learning regime.
The decision to open is up to the government and prevailing conditions.
What has happened so far has been roundly criticized especially as the infrastructure from both the perspective of the schools and individual households is not sufficient to implement the program.
Some children don’t even have TVs at home. The source said they could go to a friend’s house.
Those with phones could access materials on there.
The online learning now should not be seen as a replacement for class lessons but in addition, said the source.
Source: Daily News
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