The Mongolian Government decided on Wednesday (19 February) to extend period of quarantine until 1 April in order to prevent the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus. Previously, all schools, universities and kindergartens in the country have been quarantined until 2 March.
According to Yo.Baatarbileg, Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, the 2019-2020 academic year will not extend school days and summer break for kindergartens and l-V grades will begin from 1 June, whilst for VI-XII grades it will be from 8 June. However, pupils will not get their third school break and must also study on Saturdays.
All Mongolian universities and institutes are instructed not to extend study days and will be obliged to organize online classes.
The General Entrance Exam will take place on 8-11 June and university admission must be concluded on 15 July.