However, for some schools in Port Moresby, it was a slow first-day as students were sent home.
Waigani Primary School in Port Moresby was among others that opened its doors to its students, but only for a mere 4 hours before they were sent home.
They were told that classes will officially start tomorrow, Tuesday 5th May.
Tough instructions have been issued to schools, to follow certain guidelines, or face closure. One of this, is social distancing.