Today (6 May), the Mongolian Cabinet decided to open education centres providing courses until 1 September under strict measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. According to Cabinet Resolution 139,, the education centres are allowed to give lessons to children above the age of 16.
In addition, secondary schools are allowed to teach students preparing for final exams with no more than 10 pupils per class.
Mongolia has a total of 1,088 licensed training centres, including 414 vocational training centres, 255 language schools, and 419 driving schools. The State Emergency Commission and the Ministry of Health are ensuring that the training centres:
- check the temperatures of students,
- enforce mandatory use of face masks for everyone,
- provide their courses online whenever possible,
- place the desks 1 to 1.5 meters apart,
- have not more than 10 people in one training session,
- hold short-term training sessions,
- make alcohol-based hand sanitizers available for use in classrooms,
- allow fresh air to circulate in the classrooms every two hours,
- prevent students from sharing personal items with each other and from hanging their outdoor clothes inside the classroom, or eating inside the classroom,
- disinfect hard surfaces and objects such as chairs, desks, blackboards, and book shelves every two hours, and
- hang up posters with COVID-19 prevention guidelines in places visible to all.