Church schools will deliver lessons online

Updated 09:41 AM

UPE praises initiative

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Miguela Xuereb

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Church schools will be delivering classes online tomorrow and Friday. The Secretariat for Catholic Education (SfCE) made the announcement in consultation with the Church Schools Association (CSA). The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers said it was, a commendable action.

The SfCE said following the Public Health Authorities announcing today’s peak in Covid-19 cases Church schools will be teaching online.

In a reaction to the initiative taken by SfCE, the Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers said it was, a commendable action. The union said it hopes that the state followed suit in taking all the precautionary measures.

The Sacred Heart Minor Seminary in Gozo were the first to announce that they will restart online.

Secondary school will start classes online as prevention
Secondary school will start classes online as prevention

This will allow schools to offer an education which safeguards the health and safety of
students, staff members and their families the secretariat said in the statement.

This measure may be extended at least till Wednesday 13th January if the trend in positive cases remains high. Parents will be informed through their respective schools by this Sunday evening, 10th January said SfCE.

Government schools will re-open tomorrow. A spokesperson for the Ministry confirmed with Newsbook.com.mt that re-opening will go on as planned with the same measures adopted before Christmas. When asked if new measures will be adopted in view of the new Covid-19 variant, he explained that all precautions have been taken in accordance with the health authority guidelines.

Teachers’ unions have already voiced their concerns and they are considering what actions they can take.

MUT tells Ministry to follow health authority advice
MUT tells Ministry to follow health authority advice