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Education hopes that the cabinet will follow OMT advice and keep schools open

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The education sector hopes that the cabinet will decide to keep the schools open, as the Outbreak Management Team (OMT) advises, according to insiders. The PO Council, which speaks on behalf of primary education, calls on the cabinet to follow the advice. “During previous school closures, we have seen that it is extremely important for children to go to school with classmates,” said chairman Freddy Weima. The Secondary Education Council, which represents secondary schools, also wants the schools to remain open.

Weima adds that schools are facing “unprecedented challenges due to corona and the teacher shortage”. Many teachers and students are at home because they are either infected or have to be quarantined because they have been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus. Due to the teacher shortage, it is often impossible to arrange a replacement.

Keeping schools open is not only important to prevent learning disadvantages, says a spokeswoman for the PO Council. “It is also super important for the social-emotional development of children.”



Education hopes that the cabinet will follow OMT advice and keep schools open
Source link Education hopes that the cabinet will follow OMT advice and keep schools open

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