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Schools told to resume normal teaching hours

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The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport announced all educational institutions throughout the Kingdom to reinstate regular learning and teaching hours. Post Staff

Schools told to resume normal teaching hours

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has informed all educational institutions throughout the Kingdom to reinstate regular learning and teaching hours.

The announcement came after a recent change in academic schedule due to unusually hot weather and for health reasons.

In a directive signed by Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron and released on Wednesday, the ministry instructed all directors of education departments in the capital and provinces to resume regular schooling hours as the weather has returned to normal.

“After the passing of the dry season which caused extreme heat, the rainy season has arrived with the weather returning to normal conditions. All educational institutions shall, therefore, resume their normal teaching and learning schedules,” the ministry said.

According to the directive, the morning schooling hours would start at 7am and finish at 11:30am. The afternoon shift would start at 1pm and end at 5pm.

On April 25, the ministry cut back the morning schedule by one hour and the afternoon shift by half an hour, with the former starting at 7am and finishing at 10:30am and the latter at 1:30pm and 5pm.

The ministry said the reason for cutting back the schooling schedule was to avoid risks and illness resulting from extreme heat, which exceeded 40 degrees Celsius.

Pov Sambath, the director of the Tbong Khmum provincial Department of Education Youth and Sport, on Thursday said he would inform all school principals to resume regular schooling hours.

“In my province, we have resumed the regular academic schedule. Back in the dry season, no teachers and students were affected by the hot weather,” he said.

Sambath said all schools in the province would be better prepared for next year’s dry season.

“For the coming years, I will instruct all schools to boost awareness about the weather, prepare students for intense heat by telling them to drink lots of water, ensure classrooms have good learning atmosphere and improve the environment around schools by making them greener and arranging for them to have more shade to reduce heat,” he said.

The ministry’s spokesman, Ros Soveacha, told The Post on Thursday that no serious cases of illness resulting from the heat were reported during the dry season.

“The Ministry of Education has monitored this situation very carefully and regularly. The ministry addressed the issue through its disaster relief team,” he said.

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