Schools to open on June 14

Schools to open on June 14

A young student in Pathum Thani practices as she prepares for the new school year, which will start on Monday. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)
A young student in Pathum Thani practices as she prepares for the new school year, which will start on Monday. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)

The new school year will begin on June 14, except in Bangkok and three neighbouring provinces.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said Thursday's meeting gave the Education Ministry the green light to start the new school year next Monday.

However, school classrooms will remain shut in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan, which will rely on remote learning for students.

The CCSA said provincial committees could halt reopening of classrooms if an area was considered unsafe due to Covid-19 transmissions.

Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan are the areas hit hardest by the third wave of  Covid.

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Vocabulary

  • committee: a group of people who are chosen, usually by a larger group, to make decisions or to deal with a particular subject - คณะกรรมการ
  • green light: permission to go ahead and do something that you are waiting to do -
  • halt: to stop - หยุด
  • remote: far away in distance - ห่างไกล
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