If the downward dynamics of the third wave of the epidemic continues, there is a good chance that in May they will return to full-time studies, said Przemislav Kosarnik, head of MEiN. He stated that from Monday in 11 Voivodes, the youngest students will learn in mixed mode.
The Minister of Education and Science was asked Friday on TVP Info, among others o returning students to full-time education in schools, and whether they will all return to school in May.
If the downward trend continues and the downward dynamics of Coronavirus III continue, then There is a good chance that May will be the month we will return to full-time studies. There is a good chance if the rate of decrease in the infection continues Kazarnik replied.
When asked when the final decision will be made, he indicated that on Thursday he signed a decree on returning to blended learning in 11 provinces.
Hybrid, i.e. a maximum of 50 percent. Students in a day in school and at least 50 per cent. In distance learning Minister explained. He indicated that these were students in grades 1-3 in primary schools.
Next week, we’ll keep you updated on what’s going to happen in May – Head of MEiN announced.
The Minister of Education and Science was also asked whether the decision to return students to school would be a healthy one.
Everything is stipulated in the guidelines prepared with the Head of the Health Inspectorate and the Ministry of Health. We will make final decisions on the final details of restrictions before we go back to school, but we have all the materials on it ready today Czarnik emphasized.
He also referred to the question about the situation when a case of coronavirus was discovered after returning to full-time education in a school.
It will be just as it happened in the last months of full-time education in grades 1-3 and as it happens today in kindergarten. Today I can provide data on the kindergarten after the children return to it on Monday. 15,222 facilities are operating normally, and 12 facilities decided to switch to the remote system due to some outbreaks of infection that occurred in these kindergartens.The minister said.
At 32 Kindergarten on Friday, classes were mixed.
There are regulations in force for a long time, which allow and even oblige school principals and educational institutions, in agreement with the Health Inspection Department, to switch to the hybrid or remote mode when an outbreak of the Coronavirus occurs. Managers are aware of this, and in practice too He said.
From Monday, kindergartens and pre-school education departments – kindergarten and other forms of preschool education, after a three-week vacation, are operating again throughout the country, in addition to nurseries and clubs for young children.
Pupils in grades 1-3 of elementary schools who returned to school full time in January will start distance learning from March 22. Students of grades four to eight of primary and secondary schools have been learning remotely since October 26 of last year.
From April 26, 11 Voivodeships will offer hybrid education in grades 1-3 of elementary schools. In 5 Voivodeships, students of grades 1-3 of elementary schools will continue to pursue distance learning.
Students of primary and secondary education, continuing education and vocational training centers across the country will also continue to pursue distance learning.
Distance learning has been extended until May 3.