Thoughts on extending the school year or fewer days at Easter are favored by the government to reduce gaps in schools due to the opening – closed and e-learning.
It is something that the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis revealed in an interview with SKAI. As he mentioned, some adjustments will be made and among them is a possible extension of the academic year., some restriction of the Easter holidays. "It simply came to our notice then, which are expected ", said the Prime Minister characteristically. In fact, for the schools, he noted that the government wanted to keep them open, but the infectious disease specialists suggested otherwise..
In everything,as far as the pan-Hellenic ones are concerned 2021, stressed that they will be made with reduced material. Kyriakos Mitsotakis emphasized specifically: "I have definitely asked the Minister of Education to make adjustments to the program and there will be proposals, in order to win everything,what more can we. But our goal remains: "The pan-Hellenic exams should be done normally with reduced material, as was the case last year. And that is the right thing to do. Students already know what this reduced material will be. And to cover the material in the best possible way ".
Proposal for extension of the school year in Germany
Extending the school year until Christmas is one of the measures proposed in Germany to prevent the accumulation of knowledge gaps, which is considered inevitable due to distance learning. The measure is not widely considered at the moment, except in Italy, which has been announced by his caretaker Prime Minister Mario Draghi, although only until July.