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School year 2020 may be extended until the beginning of next year

The 2020 school year could be extended until the beginning of next year, admitted the Minister of Education, Luisa Grilo. According to the minister, this possibility is on the table if classes do not return by June, thus making it impossible to meet the minimum compulsory programme.


In statements to the press, the minister, quoted by Angop, explained that the changes made so far due to the pandemic will force the school calendar to change as well. The Education Minister warned that the last six weeks of classes that were lost because of the state of emergency will have to be replaced.

The minister also stressed that if face-to-face classes are to start again this year, the classes must have a maximum of 20 students to be able to respect social distance, adding that other spaces - such as churches or unfinished schools - will be used to teach.

Still on the prevention measures, Luísa Grilo assured that water will be provided to the schools so that students and other staff can wash their hands frequently.

Luísa Grilo also said that teleclasses for 7th, 8th and 9th grade students will continue to be broadcast.


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