All nursery and primary schools in Belgium to reopen in June

Classes start on June 2 for children at nursery schools, and a week later for primary schools.

All nursery and primary schools in Belgium to reopen in June

Belgium will move to the next stage of reopening schools at the beginning of June, Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès announced Wednesday after coordinating with the regional governments, which are responsible for education.

Classes resumed on May 18 for certain grades at both primary and secondary schools. As of June 2, nursery schools will fully reopen, Wilmès announced. Social distancing will not be required.

Children of all grades at primary schools will resume classes as of June 8. Teachers are encouraged to wear a face mask if social distancing is not guaranteed. Children will remain with their own class throughout the school day, including in playgrounds.

The further opening of secondary schools will be discussed at a later date but if more classes are allowed to return, it would only be for a couple of days a week.

Source : Politico EU More   

What's Your Reaction?

like
0
dislike
0
love
0
funny
0
angry
0
sad
0
wow
0

Next Article

Anti-Semitic crimes up 13 percent in Germany

'The biggest threat still comes from right-wing extremists,' says Interior Minister Horst Seehofer.

Anti-Semitic crimes up 13 percent in Germany

The number of anti-Semitic crimes committed in Germany climbed to 2,032 last year, up 13 percent from 2018, Interior Minster Horst Seehofer said Wednesday.

Seehofer said the biggest threat comes from right-wing extremists who are responsible for 93 percent of anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to the figures.

“Everyday, we must do everything humanly possible to ensure the protection of our people. To do so, we need a strong state on the foundation of our free and democratic basic order,” he said.

The statistics included last year’s terrorist attack in Halle on Yom Kippur, in which a gunman tried and failed to enter a synagogue, before killing two people in the street.

“The attack in Halle last year was a signal,” said Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. “Anti-Semitism has become commonplace for Jews in Germany. Especially on the internet, unrestrained hatred is striking us. But the rejection of Jews is also a massive problem on the streets and in schools,” he said.

The coronavirus pandemic was having a “reinforcing effect,” he said. “We are massively confronted with anti-Semitism. Supporters of conspiracy myths and opponents of measures against the pandemic do not even shy away from relativizing the Holocaust,” he said.

Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of Germany’s far-right AfD party, criticized the interior minister’s presentation of the crime statistics.

“Seehofer only repeated the politically correct claim for the mainstream that 93 percent of anti-Semitism comes from the ‘right’,” she said, adding that the minister’s remarks were a ” transparent maneuver … to conceal Muslim anti-Semitism in Germany.”

Source : Politico EU More   

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.