Eighth grade students, high school graduates this year, and their parents were looking forward to the government conference on Thursday. Because they were supposed to hear if there was a chance to finally return to school and be able to start preparing for the upcoming exams by leaps and bounds. They were disappointed because they heard that they still had to wait. At least two weeks – according to the words of Health Minister Adam Nidzelsky.
Back to school. There is no consensus in the government
In fact, this is the last call to open schools for eighth-grade students and high school graduates, so that they can start preparing for exams – we hear informally at the Ministry of Education.
Although the Minister of Education Przemislav Kosarnik supports the start of schools, it is not his decision. Prime Minister Matthews Murawiecki, in conjunction with the Medical Council and the government’s crisis management team, decides which restrictions must be eased and which must be maintained. Not all RZZK members agreed with the head of the Ministry of Education’s assumptions. He was against, among other things, Minister of Health Adam Niedzelsky. He announced yesterday that there will be no change in teaching until February 14th.
Minister Niedzelski announced that another screening test would be conducted among teachers earlier, and that further steps would depend on its results.
– If we see in the second week of February that the issuance of grades from one to three did not contribute significantly to the increase in the infection rate, which was 2 percent. Among the group of teachers surveyed, it will provide space for students to return to school and after that we will make appropriate decisions – this is how the Minister of Health, Adam Nidzelski, answered Fakt’s question about when students of older grades will be able to return to regular education.
What is the end of distance learning?
In what order will this happen? Not all of them and not right away. The Ministry of Education prepared several scenarios. first – It likely means that in mid-February, eighth graders and high school students will return to school. Matura will begin testing this year on May 4. It is already known that the Polish speaking part will not be compulsory, and there will be fewer written mathematics assignments. Eighth graders who will take the exam in July will also be easier.
What about grades four to seven? Here, the Ministry of Education has already prepared scenarios. One assumesThat students of these classes will return, but in a hybrid system. This means that some classes will be taught in school, others – remotely. After a week or two, vice versa. This means that classes that will learn remotely go to school, and those that are taught in school – go to distance learning. the second choice It assumes a normal return for all primary school students.
Parental rebellion. They send their children to school
Distance learning for vacationers?
As Fakt has shown, the Ministry of Education has already prepared health protocols, clearly defining the rules that will be applied in schools. School institutions have already received them. But what if there is no decision to return children from grades four to seven yet. when? in March? Before Easter?
Nobody is able to set a specific date now – we hear in the Ministry of Education. It suffices to jump the number of injured and the decision has to be changed. Will primary school students return to school before the summer vacation? We asked Minister Niedzielski about this.
– The seemingly distant possibility of leave, is not an obstacle until nothing happens during this time – the response of the head of the Ministry of Health.
Kasia Cichopek about distance learning
– We do not take into account the situation that children do not have to return to school except for summer vacation – we hear in the Ministry of Education. What about high school students? So far, no one has mentioned his comeback out loud.
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