The National Government will be giving schools one month to trial new protocols, in light of the state of emergency.
The new protocols will be focused on how students and their teachers will behave as Papua New Guinea shifts its focus to living with COVID-19.
The Government will review the schools behavior throughout the month of May.
But the Prime Minister says the institutions will be closely monitored, and strict protocols will be in place.
The Prime Minister yesterday announced the return of students back to school.
Tertiary Institutions will resume next week Monday, while Primary and Secondary Schools will resume on the fourth of May.
The Prime Minister added that they will evaluate the education institutions in the month of May, and make recommendations to the parliament on the second of June.
Marape said that the Government didn’t want to take the easy way out, instead took responsibility in ensuring that students return to their respective education institutions.
By Fidelis Sukina, EMTV News, Port Moresby