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Parents wary about school preparations for return to class on July 1

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Schools are set to re-open on July but parents, whilst keen to see their children back at school again, are rightly concerned about efforts being taken to keep them safe from Covid-19 infection. Although children worldwide have, generally, been spared the ravages of Covid-19, they are still able to become infected and pass it on to older members of their family and community.

About 86% of parents in a survey say they remain concerned about their children going back to school on July 1, and they want assurances that the schools will have taken necessary steps to prevent the spread of the disease. This is from a survey conducted by the Kasikorn Research Centre between April1 and May 10.

480 parents, whose children are studying at all education levels, took part in the survey.

86% of the parents want the schools to make hand sanitiser available for pupils, regularly disinfect classrooms and the school compound, reduce congestion in classrooms, ensure social distancing and reduce sports activities which might expose students to physical contact.

Most parents say they’ve been supportive of the online e-learning options introduced by many schools to help students prepare for the reopening of schools.

The survey also shows 89% of the parents are concerned that they may not have enough money for the tuition fees due to reduced incomes and their limited savings.

Schools head back to class on July 1. Read more HERE.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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