Covid-19, Education and Science, Latvia

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Only 54% of schools in Latvia might carry on with in-person teaching in November

BC, Riga , 29.10.2020.Print version
Starting November 2, only 54% of schools in Latvia might carry on with in-person teaching or model A, Education and Science Minister Ilga Suplinska (New Conservative Party) said, cites LETA/BNS.

In her words, more and more schools choose to switch to model B, where in-person teaching is combined with distance learning in order to avoid Covid-19 outbreaks in schools. 

According to a survey of schools conducted by the Education and Science Ministry, in-person teaching continued at 82% of schools at the beginning of September, but as of November 2, in-person teaching will continue only at 54% of schools. 

The education minister said that the ministry has obtained data from 680 schools and that around 150 of them have indicated that organizing the teaching process only remotely would be difficult. 

As reported, the government decided on Tuesday that for students in 7th to 12th grades distance learning will continue until November 15. The requirement will also apply to extracurricular education. 

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