On the occasion of the opening of schools on Monday 14 September 2020, issued today (13.09.2020) new Ministerial Decision, defining the cases, in which distance education is provided, because coronavirus…..
New terms for modern distance education: For students and teachers who will be absent due to coronavirus as well as for educational structures under suspension.
The Ministerial Decision stipulates that, as long as the risk of spreading the coronavirus remains, Primary and secondary schools are required to provide modern distance education to students who will not be able to attend the educational process in person, as follows:
1. if their department or school unit is suspended, modern distance education is provided, where both teachers and students participate exclusively remotely in the educational process.
2. if some students are justifiably absent due to coronavirus, Simultaneous modern distance education is provided to students who participate in the course with physical presence and to those who are not able to attend the educational process with physical presence.. particularly, if students are absent because they belong to a high-risk group or live with a person with coronavirus, remote attendance is mandatory. In case the application of the simultaneous modern distance teaching becomes difficult, provided, also, under conditions for students belonging to high-risk groups the alternative possibility of forming "online classes", in which both the teacher and the students participate exclusively remotely in the educational process. These can be made up of either students only in that school unit or different school units, per class and per lesson.
Modern distance education for students of online departments is provided by teachers who belong to a high risk group, by teachers who complete their schedule or by other teachers who will be hired for this purpose.
The Minister win Kerameus stated: "The lifelong teaching of our children by our teachers is irreplaceable. However, we must ensure the smooth continuation of the learning process even in the unattractive - but expected- case of suspension of educational structures and absence of teachers and / or students due to coronavirus. We begin, so, in the new school year, having secured all those technological and other tools that are necessary for the provision of education and in these cases in the context of the unprecedented health crisis we are experiencing. #We learn Safe!»
The Government Gazette with the relevant Ministerial Decision