Together Wiser

Mitigating the effects of a pandemic on pupils' education must be a (higher) priority

After more than a year since the first confirmed case of a new coronavirus in Slovakia and months of strict anti-pandemic measures, in April 2021 children began to gradually return to schools. Slovakia was one of the countries with the longest (fully or partially) closed schools in the EU, with many pupils not participating in distance/online education. The SAO SR considers mitigating the effects of the pandemic on the education of pupils to be a key challenge, and therefore welcomes the efforts and planned activities of the Ministry, but at the same time identifies space for increasing their scope and targeting. Efforts and resources spent for this purpose may be reimbursed many times over in the future.