In-person classes were initially limited to once a week
School days for eighth and ninth graders have been increased from once to twice a week.
The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education said in a notification that from September 20 students of class 8 will attend schools on Sundays and Thursdays while ninth graders will have in-person classes on Saturdays and Wednesday.
In-person classes for grades 6 and 7 will be held once a week-- on Tuesdays and Mondays-- respectively, according to previous instructions.
Students taking this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams and 10th graders will continue with the six-day school week, it said.
The directorate has recommended classes of lower secondary be coordinated with those of higher secondary.
Classes for first to fifth graders will be taken in line with the instructions from the Directorate of Primary Education.
Students across the country returned to the classroom last Sunday after continuing online learning for almost a year and half.