The Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) has announced that students will attend schools on alternate days starting from July 1st.
Following a similar announcement from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) regarding schools under their control, Obec will limit class sizes nationwide.
Obec General-Secretary, Amnat Wichayanuwat, said that the directive had been sent to 225 education area offices across Thailand detailing the new procedures for conducting classes.
According to the directive, primary schools may not have more than 20 students in each class. Schools that exceed the limit must split classes into two groups with students attending on alternate days.
High schools may have up to 25 students per class. In schools where classes exceed the limit, students will be divided into two groups and attend school every second day.
In addition to class size limits, schools must prepare and implement strict hygiene measures and ensure proper social distancing throughout the premises.
Individual schools may decide to remain closed after July 1st if the health and safety in their local areas remain at a high-risk level.
Medium and large-sized schools that implement the alternate days’ system can use distance learning television (DLTV) or their own online learning classes for students who are at home.
A recent survey conducted by Obec asked 17,916 parents, teachers, and administrators about their experience with online learning via DLTV.
Of those surveyed, 67 percent said they were satisfied with the program.
Source: Bangkok Post