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The Government approved the order allowing contact learning for pupils in graduating classes

29. April 2021 - 14:42

Stenbock House, 29 April 2021 – The Government approved the order that allows contact learning for pupils in grades 9 and 12 from 3 May, in addition to pupils in primary school. Contact learning is also allowed for students of vocational educational institutions who are required to take state examinations this year. Learning must be conducted following all COVID-19 safety rules.

The change allows students graduating basic school, upper secondary school and vocational secondary education to better prepare for graduation. Students are enabled to level out gaps in learning that occurred in distance learning under the direct supervision of teachers; this is also important for continuing studies in the next level of education.

Schools will be able to decide the specifics of conducting the learning process; they must assess the need for contact learning of pupils in graduating classes, and organise contact learning pursuant to this. In making decisions concerning the organisation of learning, precautions necessary to prevent the spread of the virus must be taken into account.

The Government Communication Unit is publishing the order and its explanatory memorandum on the website.