Proposal to keep schools open for grade 12’s

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 12-01-2021 18:00:00 · 8 Comments
Proposal to keep schools open for grade 12’s

The Prime Minister has said today that the maintenance of classroom classes for the levels of education of students from grade 12 will be considered by the President of the Republic, Government, parliament and other agents of the education sector.

During the meeting, according to the Prime Minister there was "a great theme of divergence between the different experts and that related to the functioning of schools, which will now require due consideration by the President of the Republic, the government parliament".

"But it also requires dialogue with other institutions, such as the National Confederation of Parent Associations, the Association of School Principals, among others. It is obviously out of the question to interrupt the evaluation activities that are underway in Higher Education", began by pointing out António Costa.

According to the Prime Minister, at the meeting, "all the experts were convergent that, until the age of 12, nothing justifies the closure of schools, but the doubt is in the middle range. There, the differences between the experts themselves were very large." "Of course, political consideration will also have to take into account other factors and other actors," he said



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This is completely ridiculous, they're saying strict lockdown but the school will be opened. Students are sitting next to each other there's no distance maintenance and no proper facilities I get it you are providing sanitizers and masks but who knows where the other students are coming from what have they touched sanitizers don't help in everything if someone gets effected iys possible everyone will be hospitals are packed there aren't enough rooms what are we supposed to do? Just wait to die or what and family living in a apartment of 2 bedrooms with 5 people what are they supposed to do. Online learning is the safest way but no they want school to be open now it's more serious and dangerous for students and their families.

By Jenx from Lisbon on 14-01-2021 08:11

A truly innaccurate article. It is not Grade 12s who are likely to remain in school, but children age 12 and under. Cannot believe this very poor article which will just confuse all readers and provide them with totally incorrect information.

By John Andersen from Lisbon on 13-01-2021 03:20

I SINCERELY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE POLITICS THEREIN. ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME AND OTHERS ARE OUR HOUSE RENTS. NO EMPLOYER PAYS DURING LOCKDOWNS. I CAN ONLY POINT OUT THE INCOHERENCIES BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TACKLING THE SOCIAL ASPECT OF THESE LOCKDOWNS.

By PRINCE TOCHUKWU AWODIKE from Lisbon on 13-01-2021 02:22

tu sabes.

By sir mister from Alentejo on 13-01-2021 01:38

You are clearly a moron as the "people" have clearly failed to self regulate.
That is why funeral homes are overflowing with bodies.
Hospitals are beyond breaking point.
Your "people" are responsible for this,led by an incompentant government.

By James from Algarve on 13-01-2021 01:24

James ,i think you re the moron here just for saying that.we are not cattle .guvement should not confine us in the stable .you already know what you need to do by now and if ypu dont do it then maybe you deserve to get ill for being a moron. Not everyone needs ro pay the price because some of us can be resposable grown ups .so James if you need someone to lock you in a stable maybe find a friend or a family to do that for you ,dont put this on the govermentand let the rest of us to enjoy life with freedom

By Cara from Algarve on 13-01-2021 11:00

Loose reporting like this, without clarification or analysis, is not helpful.
The headline says keep schools open for over 12s, suggesting schools may close for under 12s.
Yet, the final paragraph says "until the age of 12, nothing justifies the closure of schools".
So, which is it? What are the considerations? What's the advice of medical experts?
When it comes to the health of our kids, politics takes a back seat. Medical advice based on the best data we have is what is important.
This article has done nothing but muddy the waters.

Not only should our political and medical leaders do better in communicating key information, the reporters and editors of this publication should do better too.

By Concerned Parent from Algarve on 12-01-2021 11:42

This man is a moron.He allowed relaxation over christmas which caused the current disaster,having ignored all the medical advice.
Now ignoring all the medical advice again,he want to keep schools open when we know schools are super spreader petri dishes.
These people are out of their depth and should go.
They are creating an even bigger disaster with each awful decision.
Guess who pays? We do.

By James from Algarve on 12-01-2021 07:13
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