In statements to CNA, Themis Polyviou, President of the Teachers’ Association OELMEK, said that confirmed cases of COVID-19 in secondary schools are rising.
Asked to comment on the measures that the government announced to combat the pandemic, Polyviou said that the OELMEK Central Council will convene today to discuss the measures, among other things.
He noted that they had expected that secondary schools would also close and that lessons would continue through e-learning. He added that the decision for distance learning is also causing problems for Lyceums since many students still do not have laptops while the schools’ computers are outdated.
He also said that next week, the Association will have a meeting with the Education Minister to discuss the measures and also raise the problem of secondary schools. They will also discuss the issue of exams every four months since OELMEK believes that a plan B’ should be implemented due to the situation.