German president of the conference of minsters of education, Britta Ernst, considers school opening to be possible from the beginning of February. He has offered the suggestion that it should have alternating lessons on site and at home are conceivable.
Britta Ernst, the President of the conference of Ministers of Education, beleives that the first school openigs at the beginning of February are possible.
“But I think that if there is a corresponding infection situation, it is possible, for example, with alternating lessons. However, at the beginning this can only apply to final classes and the first grade levels.
Schools in Germany were supposed to be opened come January if the coronavirus risk of infection be contained but German Chancellor Merkel extended the lockdown and further added more restrictions, we wrote about it here>>>.
Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer told Tagesschau.de that he wants to implement the first easing after February 14, if it is justifiable. In Baden-Württemberg, daycare centres and schools are to be opened gradually from February 1st.
The German state of Thuringia is choosing not to act too hastily. Thuringia’s eductaion minister Helmut Holter told MDR that the situation might last until Easter and Germany might have to work with the system to close schools.
This would mean that students would not be able to return to the classroom until sometime in mid-April.
Union faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus warned against opening too quickly. “We are all doing ourselves a disservice by allowing face-to-face lessons too early. Health comes first,” he told the “Passauer Neue Presse”.
Source: Tagesschau.de, Afronews.de