Pupils are going back to the classrooms from September 15. Different classes will start their lessons and take their breaks separately as a part of the new strategy, announced by the Minister of Education and Science Krasimir Valchev.
“The direct interaction between the student and the teacher is compulsory and is also quite important, especially when it comes to classes with fewer children. Each school will be able to come up with a list of their own additional measures against COVID-19”, continued Valchev.
In his opinion the upcoming year will be tough. If any student is infected with COVID-19, there will be a way he continues his education keeping a distance from the other pupils.
There will be a virtual classroom in the real one – a camera in the school will help the infected children study with the other pupils from the same class. If it comes to online studying, there will be grades and children who don’t visit the classes online will be reporter as absent.
There will also be a distant form of education which will differ from online studying. At first it will be used in no more than 15-20 schools. In such situation the pupil will be supposed to study with other students (from 5th to 12th grade) in a different school.
Krasimir Valchev announced that there is also a discussion concerning the lack of places for children in kindergartens. There is an opportunity for a compensatory amount of money for the parents whose children cannot go to state or municipal kindergarten from September 15 due to the full capacity.