Nearly half of Ukraine’s schools and universities are ready to resume classes in September, the country’s education minister Serhiy Shkarlet said on Tuesday.
“Currently, about 41% of all educational institutions have the opportunity to start education in the traditional format,” Shkarlet said.
“The highest indicators of readiness for the educational process in the face-to-face form are in the Lviv region - 83%, Chernivtsi region - 78%, and Kyiv city - 68%,” he added. “Other regions continue active work in creating proper and safe conditions in educational institutions for offline learning.”
The education minister said schools would have shelters and that principals should invite parents in a bid to assure them of the safety of the building.
“It is very important that parents have the opportunity to make sure with their own eyes that their children will be safe in educational institutions,” he said. “Therefore, I urge school principals to give parents the opportunity to see the conditions of students in shelters in the event of an "Air Alarm" signal and to be in constant communication with them.”
“Principals can offer to organize parent meetings, which are traditionally held before the beginning of the new school year, in protective buildings,” he concluded.