The guarantee was given by Ana Abrunhosa in the Committee of Public Administration, Administrative Modernization, Decentralization and Local Government, where she answered a question by socialist deputy João Azevedo about whether all students would have fair access to the virtual school.
"The government is very committed in this matter to have conditions for the virtual school, but the school has to be mainly face-to-face because if not the asymmetries will increase," said the minister. "The virtual school is just an instrument of the school, which must be face-to-face," Said Ana Abrunhosa. The Minister of Territorial Cohesion thus answered the question of socialist João Azevedo who recalled the impact of the pandemic on families, especially with the face-to-face closure of education establishments. "It is more vital than ever for students to have widespread access to virtual school. I ask whether it will be fulfilled virtual access to the whole country, families on the one hand, laptops and access to the 'net' and, on the other, design a distribution network that allows widespread access and conditions to all as remote as its address in the interior of the country", said João Azevedo.