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Coronavirus: No May opening for primary schools, says union (Updated)

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Primary schools and kindergartens will not open in May, head of primary school teachers’ union Filios Fylaktou said on Monday following a teleconference with education minister Prodromos Prodromou.

According to Fylaktou, the most likely scenario is that the schools will open only for some days in June, and only for the fifth and sixth form of primary schools.

“What I will clearly say is that the reopening of primary schools and kindergartens is not part of the second phase,” he told Antenna TV.

He added any return will be for the older children only for a few days while the priority for the education minister is the return of students in their final year of lyceums and technical schools.

Following the meeting, Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou said distance learning the fifth and sixth form of primary school needed to be more general.

He added daily support need to be given to the rest of the grades.

Prodromou also told Fylaktou the ministry has and will supply primary schools with all the tablets they need for distance learning.



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