COVID-19: Education Ministry will not hesitate to take appropriate decisions (Press release)

The Ministry of Education said will not hesitate to take appropriate decisions if the pandemic situation in schools is dangerous.

The department is working with the local committees of disaster control and the scientific committee to combat the coronavirus, in coordination with education unions of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the ministry said in a press release Friday.

Any unilateral decision about classes will entail legal and administrative measures.

The Ministry is monitoring the pandemic situation in all schools through its central and local structures to ensure the protection of the entire educational staff, the ministry added.

The Secondary Education union, on Thursday, called on the Education Ministry to immediately halt classes in all schools for 10 days to break the chain of transmission and protect the lives of teachers, students and staff. The union pointed to the absence of protective means and rigorous application of health protocol.

According to the latest report of the Ministry, published Thursday evening, 9105 cases of coronavirus infections were recorded in schools from September 15, 2020 to April 14, 2021, including 43 fatalities and 9633 recoveries: i.e. a 94% recovery rate.

Source: TAP News Agency