From October 1, studies again in full-time mode?
From October 1, if the pandemic situation does not worsen – I can not imagine that we will not return to universities in full stationary mode – said Minister of Education and Science Przemyslaw Czarnek on Monday.
The head of the MEiN was also asked Monday on Polsat News about the effects of remote teaching. – Calling remote teaching a dummy for teaching is unfair to teachers and to students – emphasized Czarnek.
At the same time, he admitted that it was certainly much less effective. – About this we do not have the slightest doubt, because it is impossible to impart the same knowledge to students through cameras that we would impart in stationary form, hence the changes in examination requirements in the eighth-grade and high school exams already on December 16, 2020 – said the Minister of Education and Science. (…)
When asked about online classes at colleges in the new semester, Czarnek noted that „the ministry encourages all rectors to have the exam session conducted in full-time mode where possible, as the results are then more authoritative”. – From October 1, if the pandemic situation does not worsen, I can not imagine that we will not return to universities in full-time mode – stated the head of the MEiN.
Asked about vaccinating children in schools, he said that „it is possible to use gymnasiums for this purpose, or e.g. medical and dental offices located in schools”. He announced at the same time that „vaccinations will not be mandatory”. – We cannot segregate into those who have been vaccinated and those who have not been vaccinated – noted Minister Czarnek. – I see no legal basis for restricting access to dormitories based on whether someone is vaccinated or not – he added.
At the same time, he assured that he would encourage vaccinations. – If there were no vaccinations, today children would not be in schools, teachers would not be in schools; we would not go back to restaurants, gardens – mentioned the minister.
– Classes that can be conducted remotely are organized in this way. On the other hand, teaching dentistry requires practical classes, and that's what we are organizing – says in an interview with Dentonet prof. dr hab. n. med. Dorota Olczak-Kowalczyk, dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at Warsaw Medical University.