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Lessons for 9th, 12th graders televised as school closure remains

Ninth and twelfth graders in Hanoi will be able to keep up with coursework as schools remain closed during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Lessons for key subjects will be televised so students expecting to sit secondary and high school graduation exams in the next few months don’t miss out on valuable education.

Chu Xuan Dung, Director of the municipal Department of Education and Training, said the first lessons are on TV on March 10, as all schools in the city would remain shut until March 15, rather than reopening this week as per a decision by the municipal People’s Committee.

The school schedule was changed after the city announced its first case of COVID-19, also the 17th victim in Vietnam, on March 6.

According to the televised teaching scheme announced by the city’s Education Department and Hanoi Television, lessons would be available on Channel 1 daily.

Maths, literature and English lessons for ninth graders are on air at 9.15am every morning from Monday to Saturday.

Twelfth graders could watch lessons in maths, literature, English, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography and civic education at 1.15pm, 2.30pm and 4pm from Monday to Saturday.

Each lesson has a duration of 30 minutes and experienced teachers are chosen to deliver the shows.

Students can also watch the lessons at or “Hoc Online” (online learning) on the app ‘HanoiClix’.

Other provinces and cities, such as Dong Nai, Vinh Long and HCM City in the south and Nam Dinh in the north, have also offered televised lessons for students during school closures.

By 2pm on March 10, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam was 32, while the first 16 patients have all been successfully treated and discharged from hospital.