The possibility of opening schools is open, earlier in September, left the Minister of Education Niki Kerameos.
"There is a possibility that we will start schools earlier, within September, "We will see how the data will evolve," said Ms.. Kerameos. The reason schools can open earlier is to save more time, as this year they were closed almost all year round, the minister noted, speaking on SKAI's main news bulletin.
"This year is a special year, and we fully understand the anguish the students' fatigue, of their families, of the educators. The reasons why we decided after the recommendation of the competent body of educational policy not to hold the promotional and graduation exams this year are first because we understand the generalized pressure on the educational community throughout this period of the pandemic. The second reason is that we are given the opportunity to delve deeper into life in matter and based on the instructions given for the prioritization of matter we want to use this precious time so that our children can delve deeper into matter "he explained.
Intention to choose the way of examinations in universities
Regarding when the students will go to universities, the minister said that step by step we are opening structures and activities. The committee of experts had suggested to the government that the spring semester be done remotely. "It is not exactly the same to open schools and universities. E-learning is progressing very well ".
Mrs.. Kerameos stated that the intention of the government is to enable the choice of exam methods in universities, that is, students to take their exams live or remotely as was the case last year, however this has not yet been discussed in committee. "It is just a thought of the government for the spring semester exams without being judged yet," he said..
"E-learning is a valuable tool, in no way can it replace lifelong teaching, but it is a very useful tool which thanks to the huge effort made by the teachers, and students and their families, was able to and kept the training upright, the educational process continued, matter proceeded under these adverse conditions. That we want to use as much time as we can for lifelong learning I think is fully in line with the philosophy that there is nothing that can replace lifelong learning. School is clearly about teaching letters to children, but it is also the interaction at school the interaction between students, the psycho-emotional part on which we also focus beyond the learning "said Ms.. Kerameos.
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"Self-tests are a valuable tool for what they are. Βοη It helps us identify earlier people who are mostly asymptomatic.. Already in the first week of operation of the self-tests were found 600 people, students and teachers, who did not even know, they did not suspect that they were carriers of the virus, therefore they were circulating and would have been found in the classrooms, with the risk of transmitting the virus to thousands of other people "pointed out Niki Kerameos. Therefore, he continued, is a very useful tool, which combined with vaccination helps us to open more and more activities.
"We have more than 1% of parts of the country which are closed. When a case is confirmed as positive it closes the whole section. We have over 2% of the country's schools which are also closed, based on the protocol of EODY "he stressed.
"There is no question of mandatory vaccinations"
The teachers were vaccinated in three phases. The special education teachers went to the first stage, in response to his order 58% of the educators. In the second over 11.000 who have been vaccinated in a very short time through the use of unavailable doses, and from yesterday the platform was opened to all teachers who have not already been vaccinated to make an appointment. "There is no issue of obligation for teachers at the moment," he clarified, although the matter is being discussed in a competent committee.
Vaccination and regularity in educational structures
«Ο εμβολιασμός προχωρά με γοργούς ρυθμούς, we have overcome 2,5 million. vaccinations, the most vulnerable part of the population has already been vaccinated, "Obviously this will accelerate and in the coming months this big weapon will primarily allow us to return to a full normalcy in all educational structures from the new school and educational year," the minister stressed..
Policing in universities
The law on policing in universities will be implemented, while the upgrade of the minimum import bases has started to be implemented, clarified the minister. There was, stressed systemic delinquency, outbreaks of delinquency in some of the country's universities are hampering students and professors, That's why we set up the university protection team and the controlled entrance. The implementation of the new framework will take place in several stages, he said.