Teachers and students rejoiced when schools across Bangladesh reopened back in September after one and a half years of distance learning. However, due to a surge in Omicron cases, schools were once again forced to close at the end of January for two weeks. Unfortunately, the closure was extended recently for an additional two weeks seemingly because of the rise in Covid cases among students. Schools are expected to reopen at the end of February.
While students at Piet Van are disappointed about returning to distance learning, they continue to stay positive and work hard. They visit the school twice a week to receive their lessons and homework from teachers. Twenty-two students have successfully graduated from Piet Van and moved on to Grade 6 at a secondary school. The kindergarten class has recently welcomed new students who are very excited to be attending school.
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