Several primary schools resumed face-to-face full-day classes on Thursday as 70 percent of their students are inoculated with two Covid-19 jabs. However, after consulting the parents, some schools prefer half-day classes and will wait till next September to resume the whole-day classes.
The Education Bureau announced earlier that around 70 schools have applied for the resumption of the whole-day in-person classes.
Some students at an elementary school in Tin Shui Wai said they had never tried to have lunch in school and were looking forward to it. A few were also afraid of catching Covid
if they removed the masks.
Though fulfilling the requirement, several schools decided to resume full-day face-to-face classes in the new school year.
Augustine Chen, principal of the Yan Chai Hospital Chiu Tsang Hok Wan Primary School, stated that around 60 percent of parents would like to keep the half-day face-to-face teaching arrangement.
"They (the parents) had already arranged other activities like interest classes for their children after school by the time EDB announced their arrangements," Chen said. "They would like to keep the half-day classes in order not to affect the student's learning schedule."