“The academic year will start in person, I want it to remain that way, and it should continue. The present form of training is of great importance for the educational process”. This was stated by the Acting Minister of Education Prof. Sasho Penov to the BNR and specified that they and the Ministry of Health have made a joint decision that “the entire educational process will not be interrupted because of the Covid situation”:
“When there are sick children in a class, only then can education in an electronic environment be achieved for the class itself, and not for the whole school”.
In 2,347 schools and 1,799 kindergartens, the school year will begin, all the materials that must be provided to students free of charge have been prepared, he announced. “Schools have a significant amount of equipment – computers, electronic boards, etc., there is no shortage. It is very important to continue the activity on the mechanism of coverage of students, to take all care so that all children who are subject to education, to be covered. More and more children are covered by the mechanism, this is a joint activity of the Ministry of the Interior with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. Currently, 1,222 outreach teams have been formed, in which 18,244 people participate.” stressed the acting minister of education. According to Prof. Penov, there is no shortage of teachers, the announced vacancies in the regional administrations of education must be filled by September 15:
“Now 448 schools and kindergartens are looking for teachers and staff. … It is sometimes a question of movement of teachers from one place to another. In some subjects there are not enough teachers – mathematics, foreign languages and information technologies”