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Northern Ireland school reopening dates released... Covid lockdown means many pupils not back in classroom until end of January

Education Minister performs U-turn

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It’s likely that pupils in years eight to 10 in post-primary schools who were due to move to remote learning from home on January 25 will now do so from the start of the new term

It’s likely that pupils in years eight to 10 in post-primary schools who were due to move to remote learning from home on January 25 will now do so from the start of the new term

It’s likely that pupils in years eight to 10 in post-primary schools who were due to move to remote learning from home on January 25 will now do so from the start of the new term

The Education Minister has bowed to pressure and announced the return to school of thousands of pupils will be delayed.

It comes just hours before the Assembly was to meet on Thursday to discuss the issue.

Schools were due to reopen on January 4, however on Thursday morning Peter Weir said this would be delayed by a week due to spiralling Covid-19 infection rates.


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