Academic year 2021-2022 started in Moldova
11:03 | 01.09.2021 Category: Social
Chisinau, 1 September /MOLDPRES/- The educational process in pre-university institutions in the Republic of Moldova began today, traditionally on September 1, but without solemn event. The decision is valid for both first grade and graduates, according to the decision of the Extraordinary National Commission for Public Health (CNESP).
According to the authorities, this year too, the day of September 1 takes place without solemn event on First Bell, due to security reasons imposed by the pandemic crisis. "We have children who are not vaccinated, we have teachers and parents, many of whom are also not immunized, so we can not risk creating unsafe crowds. Our priority goal was for the students to go to school and to ensure their safety we assumed several obligations and responsibilities ", said Minister of Health Ala Nemerenco.
Students in vocational education, colleges and universities will also return to classes on September 1, with physical presence. Under the conditions of observing the provisions of the instruction approved by Decision No60 of August 23, 2021 of the Extraordinary National Commission for Public Health, the congestion in the study blocks will be avoided, the didactic activities will be organized in stages, in order to diminish the circulation of students and staff in the study spaces, and in the breaks between classes we will ensure the ventilation of the rooms and the hygiene of the hands.
According to CNESP, in all educational institutions in the country it remains mandatory to wear protective masks (covering the nose and mouth) in all enclosed spaces for teachers, non-teaching and auxiliary staff, as well as for students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.
Minister of Education and Research Anatolie Topală asked the managers of the educational institutions to ensure the development of the new year of studies in conditions of maximum safety for students and teachers.
The official requested that each institution comply with the Instruction on measures to organize the activity of primary, secondary, high school, technical and higher education institutions (public and private) for the academic year 2021-2022, in conditions of epidemiological safety, to prevent diseases with SARS-CoV-2 virus. The Minister urged school managers to show responsibility in the process of organizing and conducting the new year of studies and to properly inform subordinates about the importance of immunization against Covid-19.
"We have a responsibility to ensure a healthy environment for the younger generation, so please provide accurate information about immunization. Urge teachers to get vaccinated, so as not to be forced to live indefinitely the consequences of the pandemic ", Anatolie Topală said.
There are over 1200 schools in the Republic of Moldova, in which over three hundred thousand students study.