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Wed, 09 Sep 2020 09:50 - Updated Wed, 09 Sep 2020 09:49

Covid-19: Education sector to conduct in-person assessment of students

Luanda - Angola’s minister of Education Luísa Grilo has announced in-person evaluation of students from the various educational subsystems this academic year, due to resume on October 5 countrywide.

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Classes resume next October

Photo: Rosario dos Santos

The minister put out the word at the press conference on the rules of the new Presidential Decree on the Situation of Public Disaster on Tuesday.

Luísa Grilo announced plans to run face-to-face and semi-face-to-face model classes, starting with students in the second cycle of secondary and university education.

First cycle of Secondary Education and Primary Education classes go from October 26 until 31 March 2021, divided into groups of 30 students.

On alternate days, students who do not go to school will attend classes at a distance, via television and radio, and do their homework, she said.

Despite the cohabitation between in-person and distance learning system, the minister stressed that all assessments will be conducted at school.

However, she encouraged parents and guardians to take their children to schools, starting in October, so as not to lose evaluations.

"Parents are free whether or not to take their children to school. But the assessments will be in-person," said Minister Luísa Grilo, stressing her sector’s commitment to ensure biosafety conditions for education institutions.

Angola is the only country in the SADC region that has not yet reopened schools since March,  she said, calling for collaboration of the whole society.

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