One third of Moldovan schools operate online due to quarantine
12:23 | 08.04.2021 Category: Social
Chisinau, 8 April /MOLDPRES/- On 7 April, following a decision of the territorial commissions in public health and local specialized bodies in education, 407 (32.92%) of general education institutions in the country operate online, and 419 (33.79%) schools operate with a program of physical participation of primary school pupils, as well as a contingent of 50% of the total number of graduate pupils.
According to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research (MECC), 146 (11.77%) institutions carry out the educational process with the physical presence of pupils and 268 (21.61%) of institutions operate with the presence physical education of pupils in schools, in strict compliance with public health rules on the prevention and spread of COVID-19. At the same time, on 7 April, due to the increase in cases of COVID-19, another 10 institutions and 82 classes in the country were placed in quarantine, with remote studies.
On 29 March -2 April, five students, 12 teachers and seven auxiliary staff were positively confirmed in higher education institutions, and one student, five teachers and three auxiliary staff were placed in self-isolation. During the same period, in technical vocational education, 18 students, 14 teachers and 24 people from other categories of staff were positively confirmed with the COVID-19 virus.
In early education, 25 kindergartens and 71 groups of children are in quarantine. There are 24 children confirmed positive with COVID-19 virus and another 2472 are in self-isolation. 124 teachers were confirmed positive with the new coronavirus, 162 are in self-isolation. Of the non-teaching and auxiliary staff, 110 people were infected with the new virus, and another 230 are in self-isolation.
The Commission for Emergencies set up at the beginning of the month new restrictions, valid during the state of emergency, decreed in our country on 1 April - 30 May. As regards the education system, the commission members said that the educational process will take place remotely in the localities where the COVID-19 infection rate is one hundred diseases per one hundred thousand population, which means red alert code. The provision refers to primary, secondary and high school education, except for kindergartens that continue to operate.