The government's intention to open schools on 8 January was expressed by the Deputy Minister of Education, Sofia Zacharaki speaking on SKAI and the show TODAY. However, Final decisions will be made a few days in advance, if the Commission examines the data and gives the green light.
Asked about whether high schools and lyceums will open at the same time, noted if the Commission allowed it "we would like both high schools and lyceums to return to their desks".
Mrs.. Zacharaki reiterated that schools are not sources of infection. "Schools were very safe in relation to all the other social action of the citizens and we saw that the average of the departments that had to be closed due to cases was 0.4-0.5%", pointed out.
In everything,Regarding e-learning, he stated that the material is proceeding normally, emphasizing that "a huge step has been taken in relation to the first lockdown and this must be credited to the enormous effort of the teachers.. Distance learning can not replace what is done in the classroom, but it will remain as a supplement ".
From his side, the Professor of Infectious Diseases, Nikos Sypsas, In a television interview, he pointed out that "the epidemiological data will show it in 4-5 January if the schools will open. That is why we should all make an effort so that in those days the opening of schools is possible ", adding that" our priority is the opening of primary schools and the other levels of education will gradually open ".