More than half of all schools remain closed in quake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan. About 150,000 children are affected.
The Kumamoto prefectural and city boards of education say 387 of the 757 kindergarten, elementary and high schools will be closed on Monday.
All elementary and junior high schools will remain closed in 15 severely-hit municipalities, including the cities of Yatsushiro and Uto, Mashiki Town and Minamiaso Village. All elementary schools except one in Kumamoto City will also be closed.
It is feared that many of them will stay closed until around May 10th.
Education board officials say they are still unable to confirm the safety of many school buildings that were damaged by the quakes.
Some of the intact buildings are being used as temporary shelters.
Source and image: NHK