Speaking at a meeting with social partners, Ouadjaout said that the back to school date had not yet been set due to the propagation of new coronavirus although the number of confirmed cases had been sharply decreasing in recent times.
“We do not want to jeopardize the health of our children, their parents and all the staff working in schools. Therefore, we will consult on possible exceptional measures likely to organize the schooling of our pupils so that the proposed solutions are adequate. We will also take into account the specificities of each level and each school in terms of the number of students enrolled,” stated the minister.
As the ministry is responsible for ensuring the continuity of the public service of national education, all possible hypotheses were discussed and a number of proposals have been adopted to organize schooling. However, no final decision has been taken, affirmed Ouadjaout.
“We must listen to the opinions expressed by social partners in order to reach a common decision that will be soon submitted to the Government. I attach a great importance to the proposals made by partners as they are in constant contact with pupils,” he continued.
The minister said he was “convinced” that the ministry and social partners would reach a solution that “satisfies the pupils and their parents, and reassures the education staff.”
Most of social partners proposed 8 November as a date of the back to school.