Decision about resuming operations of school, kindergartens to be made depending on pandemic situations

2021-07-29 11:03:51

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Under the Law the academic year begins from September 1 in Mongolia.

The Prime Minister of Mongolia ordered to relevant officials to implement the corresponding law and resume operations of schools and kindergartens in aforementioned period.


However, due to the pandemic situation, the official date of starting the 2021-2022 academic year is not clear yet.


The 2021 general entrance exams will be organized for high school graduates on August 19-22. The nationwide general entrance exams to colleges and universities will be organized with low risk because they will be conducted among vaccinated teachers and students. However, it is not clear when the children aged 6-11, who have not been vaccinated, will attend classes at school. Therefore, the decision about opening schools and kindergartens will be made after taking the current situation into consideration.


Mongolia will be one of the few countries which closed school activities for two years if schools do not resume classroom lessons from September 1, 2021 said the Minister of Education and Science L.Enkh-Amgalan. The Minister has previously stated that preparations are underway to begin classroom lessons from September 1 as the students have fallen behind in studies during the pandemic.