De AOb finds it important that young people regain perspective.
De AOb finds it important that young people regain perspective.

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Pupils in secondary education and mbo attend school at least one day a week

Schools in secondary and secondary vocational education will reopen next week with due observance of the one-and-a-half meter rule. All students must go to school at least one day a week, the cabinet prescribes. The AOb finds it important that young people regain perspective.

“According to the OMT, it is justified”, outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte kicked off the press conference tonight. From 1 March, schools for secondary and secondary vocational education may reopen under certain conditions. Pupils must go to school at least one day a week and where possible more. The one-and-a-half meter measure must be observed, also by pupils themselves, except in secondary special education. “All the exceptions made earlier - such as for the examination classes and practical subjects - remain intact,” says Rutte. He warns: “We are doing something very exciting with this. Expansion is neither free nor irreversible. But we will do everything we can to avoid having to stop teaching again. ”

'We are concerned about the situation in the corridors and in the auditorium, the one and a half meters is difficult to maintain there'

“We think it is important that students who are not in an exceptional position now also get more perspective”, responds AObdirector Henrik de Moel. "It will differ greatly per school as to what the possibilities are for receiving students, taking into account the one and a half meter rule." Several newspapers reported today that secondary schools are looking for creative solutions to be able to teach as much as possible within the possibilities. It Titus Brands Lyceum in Oss, for example, uses the nearby theater. And on it 2 Jozefmavo College in Tilburg the gym is used for regular classes. “We are concerned about the situation in the corridors and in the auditorium, as it is difficult to maintain a meter and a half there,” says De Moel.

'Students must come out of their isolation'

Next week, MBO will return to the situation before the second lockdown: that means that something more is possible on location within a meter and a half, just as in secondary education at least one day a week. “Students have to come out of their isolation,” says AObdriver Tamar van Gelder. "They need to make real contact again, not just online." There will be extra exceptions to the curfew for secondary vocational education and general secondary adult education (VAVO). Now students are allowed during the curfew on the road when they have tests, which will soon also be allowed for practical lessons and preparation for exams.

The same applies to MBO again from 1 March service document which was also applied before December 15th. The AOb together with the other unions and the VO council on a new protocol for secondary education. The agreements from that document are included in the FAQ of the AOb.

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