Teachers in Papua New Guinea are due back on the job today with Term Two due to start on Monday next week.
The Education Minister, Joseph Yopyyopy said the teachers were required to begin preparing for classes.
He said the four weeks lost from term one, when the country first took measures to combat Covid-19, would be retrieved by adding an extra period to classes.
Schools should have recovered the lost time by term three, the minister added.
Meanwhile universities and other tertiary institutions are expected to resume their teaching today.