School calender – ‘All students, teachers to resume classes on January 4’
25 November, 2021, 10:45 am
The Ministry of Education will resume its 2022 school calendar on the January 4 next year, says Minister for Education Premila Kumar.
She said all teachers and students would go on break for two weeks starting from December 20, 2021 until January 3, 2022.
“The last day of reporting to school for all teachers will be Friday, 17th December, 2021 while the first day of reporting to school after the break for all teachers is Tuesday, January 4, 2022,” she said.
“The last day of remote teaching and learning for early childhood education to Year 11 students will be Friday, December 10, 2021, however, teachers will continue coming to school until Friday, December 17, 2021 to mark worksheets, assist in the school vaccination program and prepare for 2022. During this break, Years 12 and 13 will be given revision activities to prepare for their external examinations.
“The ministry considered the requests from the students for more time to prepare for their external examination and in view of this, an additional two weeks will be given to Year 13 and an additional 3 weeks to Year 12 students.”
Mrs Kumar said Year 13 examination would be held from February 1, 2022 to February 11, 2022 and results were expected to be released on March 17, 2022.
“The Year 12 examination will be held from February 7 to 17, 2022 and results are expected to be released on April 6, 2022.
“Based on best practices adopted by many countries, the syllabus was re-aligned this year to reduce the burden on our students.
“The decision to start face to face classes for Years 8 to 11 is based on the vaccination of our students who are 12 years and above.
“The staggered approach to reopening of schools is being recommended as a cautious approach before all students enter schools for face to face learning.”