PM Shmyhal says next academic year could see distance learning

18:00, 03 July 2020
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"As for the educational process in autumn, the whole world is preparing for the second or third coronavirus wave. So, it's very important to be able to teach our children regardless of the epidemic, or pandemic, which hasn't ceased but keeps unfolding globally. So, we assume possibility of distance learning," he said during a traditional Q&A session in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, on July 3.

Shmyhal says now the government is working to ensure high quality and comprehensive distance learning curriculum.

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The official says children should be able to study amid epidemic threats since distance learning is just an opportunity.

"Of course, no one is canceling or going to cancel our classic, traditional educational process, which is a priority, so we're also working on it. In conditions of a moderate epidemic in Ukraine, the educational process will start with control of children and teachers' safety, namely mandated wearing of face masks, social distancing, and sanitizing," he added.

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