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Coronavirus: Five More Schools Suspend Teaching, Eight Switch to Digital Education

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.07.

Another five educational institutions have suspended classroom teaching due to coronavirus, and a further eight is switching to digital education, a government official told public news channel M1 on Monday.

The operative board coordinating response to the novel coronavirus epidemic has ordered three schools to halt traditional classroom teaching completely, while another five had to re-introduce digital education in specific classes, Zoltán Maruzsa, secretary of public education, said.

Last week, four nurseries and six schools suspended teaching.

Coronavirus: 6 Schools and 4 Nurseries Suspend Classroom Teaching
Coronavirus: 6 Schools and 4 Nurseries Suspend Classroom Teaching

Out of Hungary’s 6,000 educational institutions, four nurseries and six schools have suspended classroom teaching due to coronavirus, the state secretary of public education has said. Zoltán Maruzsa told state news channel M1 late on Friday that there is no need to make a blanket transfer to online learning for the time being. Schools and […]Continue reading

In the coming period, infections in schools will be handled individually, with schools switching to digital education if necessary and returning to normal operations as soon as the spread of the virus is contained, he said.

“Digital education was an effective precautionary measure in the spring, but I think it is unimaginable to have the country go for an entire school year with digital education,” he said.

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