The Ministry for Education and Employment is coordinating a comprehensive framework for the preparation of the eventual re-opening of educational institutions. This is taking place while the Ministry is actively following the situation at national level and the advice of health authorities.
The Ministry is also noting the decisions which a number of other countries are taking in the educational sector. The framework for the preparation of re-opening of educational institutions reflects all this and follows the obtaining model proposed by the United Nations. This model was further developed to reflect the context and situation in our country.
In the circumstances which are still developing, as explained in the most professional manner by the health authorities, the framework for the preparation of re-opening of educational institutions is considering the various probable scenarios in which, eventually, educational institutions might open.
According to each probable scenario, the framework is looking at five main aspects, which are; health and safety, information, development and training, the need for quality education, the need that education reaches every student, and the necessary financing.
The framework for the preparation of the re-opening of education institutions is being discussed with the main stakeholders. Thorough consultations with the health authorities in the light of the national situation are and will remain ongoing.
The Ministry, through the framework for the preparation of the re-opening of educational institutions, will be eventually taking the best possible decisions upon the directions given by the health authorities, and will be issuing updates as the need arises.