The Malta Independent 24 October 2020, Saturday

MUT requests protocols on school closure - reaffirms government's responsibility

Saturday, 17 October 2020, 12:58 Last update: about 6 days ago

The Malta Union of Teachers said today it is expecting the government to start discussions on the protocols for school closure.

It is evident that the high number of daily positive cases and the alarming virus transmission in the community is impacting schools, educators, students and families.

Anytime, some schools would have to close. However the criteria which shall lead to such closure are not known.

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The MUT said it is questioning the uniformity in the approach, as there cannot be distinction between state and non-state schools or between primary, secondary or post-secondary levels.

The MUT said it expects this situation to be given priority whilst it affirms again that it was the Government which opened schools and whatever happens in schools or as a result of their physical opening is entirely its responsibility.

 

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