Distance learning does not help students, and their development – noted the Minister of Education and Science Przemyslav Ksarnik. He called on advisers not to switch to this system, unless it was impossible to maintain safety rules.

On Thursday, the head of MEiN was asked at a press conference about the epidemiological situation, maintaining security at universities and switching to distance learning through them.

“Universities are closing slowly, and some have not opened. There is a fundamental difference between the procedures in universities, primary and secondary schools” – said Kazarnik.

In schools, full-time education continues, he said, with some exceptions, “in some areas it’s bigger, because there are more infections.” He stated that if a student or students are infected with COVID-19, the entire class or the whole school goes to distance learning. Hence, some schools temporarily operate in a remote or co-ed system, some schools learn remotely, and some remain stationary.

“In general, we continue full-time education all the time. In more than 90 percent (schools – PAP) it has been very successful” – said the minister.

“In the universities, and here I appealed to the mayors, there is some shyness. If only cowardice and caution, then this is very good, but I do not want universities – and I demand them – to make collective decisions about the distant situation ”- the head of MEiN indicated.

“I also see, as an academic teacher, that there is a great will among a large number of students and professors to continue teaching remotely because it is convenient, but it does not lead to anything. Distance teaching in universities does exactly the same havoc as distance teaching in primary schools. And secondary ”- said Kazarnik.

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“That’s why I appeal to the mayors again – of course, since safety rules can’t be maintained, because there are different objects, different buildings, let’s really move to distance learning there – let’s do it systematically everywhere, and because it does not serve Polish students, it does not It serves the development of Polish students in universities.”

MEiN reported that 15,227 preschool educational institutions (kindergartens, preschool education teams, kindergarten points) operate on Wednesday, accounting for 98.7% of the total. everyone. 14 kindergartens operate remotely and 194 kindergartens are in mixed mode.

On Wednesday, 13,231 elementary schools were also operating in stationery, or 92 percent. All, and 7,229 secondary schools, or 92.5 percent. 41 primary schools and 33 secondary schools operate remotely. 1,116 primary schools and 550 secondary schools operated in a mixed system.

The information comes from school principals, based on data from heads of schools and institutions.

In the event that students, pupils or employees of an educational institution contract COVID-19 infection, the Buffat State Health Inspector conducts an epidemiological investigation aimed at identifying the group of people at risk. As a result of this investigation, a decision was made on the appropriate measures to be taken to prevent the spread of the virus.

The principal of a school or kindergarten may, with the approval of the leading authority and after obtaining a positive opinion from the relevant state health inspector, suspend classes for a specified period and switch to teaching using distance education methods and techniques.

The suspension of classes may apply to a group, department, class, or educational stage, as well as to the school or the entire facility in terms of all classes or individual classes. (PAP)

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Author: Danuta Starzyńska-Rosiecka

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