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Offline learning – Do teachers need to return from abroad when introducing face-to-face education in schools

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine calls for the resumption of the educational process in an offline format where security allows. This means that teachers whose schools officially approve face-to-face teaching will have to return to work in institutions, including from abroad. This was announced by the head of the Ministry of Education and Science Sergey Shkarlet on the air telethon.

“The Ministry of Education and Science, together with the heads of the regional departments of education and science, local communities, the Ministry of Regional Development, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Emergency Service will comprehensively form a security system to restore the educational process. We all need socialization and call for face-to-face learning if possible,” Shkarlet said.

He noted that teachers of those schools that introduce offline learning will need to return to their jobs: from abroad or other regions.

Only teachers of those communities where the distance learning process will be officially declared will be able to continue teaching online, receiving a full salary.

“Where offline learning is defined as dangerous and online learning will be introduced, the teacher, wherever he is, with participation in the educational process, can and will work online and receive a salary for this,” the minister specified.

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Shkarlet recalled that teachers do not have the status of civil servants, so they can work online. However, only when it is officially provided.

In addition, he said that teachers and students of those schools that were destroyed or damaged as a result of hostilities will be transferred to neighboring or nearby educational institutions.

“Not a single child whose school has been destroyed will be left out of the educational process. Teachers should also be employed,” the head of the Ministry of Education and Science believes.

Earlier, Serhiy Shkarlet and his deputy Andriy Vitrenko said that Ukrainian institutions of general secondary education are preparing to start face-to-face training from September 1, if possible and they have shelters.

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