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Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training has just reported on the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the city's education sector.
According to the report, 29,700 preschool teachers in private schools and kindergartens and 1,500 people in public schools were suspended labor contracts and had unpaid leave.
In addition, the statistics of the Department of Education and Training of Ho Chi Minh City shows that 879 preschool institutions with nearly 23,500 managers, teachers and employees have been affected by the COVID epidemic.
Up to now, 51 non-public kindergartens dissolved. If the disease lasts longer it will be more difficult for both public and non-public establishments.
|HCMC Kindergartens still incur costs to maintain operations (Photo: Foody)|
According to the Department of Education and Training of Ho Chi Minh City, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, from February until now, children do not go to school, the educational institutions have no revenue or revenue has decreased.
Meanwhile, these facilities still incur costs to maintain operations such as the cost of renting, paying staff, organizing teachers, paying social insurance, health insurance, unemployment insurance...according to Vietnam Biz.
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The city Department of Education and Training wants the Government to issue policies to support them like extension of tax payment deadlines and waiver of loan interest rates.
It has also urged the city People’s Committee to issue policies to support irregular teachers at public kindergartens.
The Government has announced policies to support people affected by the pandemic including payment of a monthly allowance of VND1-1.8 million for three months from April.
Banks for social policies will provide loans at zero interest for 12 months for employees affected by COVID-19.
The Ministry of Education and Training will collaborate with relevant agencies to ensure these also benefit educational establishments, especially the private ones.
Schools in Ho Chi Minh city reopened on May 4. Each student at public schools was given nine washable anti-bacterial masks for use for three months.
Ho Chi Minh city has more than 1.7 million students and 2,300 schools and universities, including 1,300 kindergartens.
The city also has 2,000 private nurseries, cited Vietnam News.
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