Minister of Education Rafi Peretz addressed the date of the return to school, saying that "prepared for every scenario" - including continued distance learning • "At present, the Ministry of Health does not allow the examination of 10 students in the classroom"
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Education Minister Rafi Peretz on Tuesday addressed the issue of returning to school after Passover and the ability to take the matriculation exams as planned. As part of a briefing for reporters, he said: "In our estimations, we want to see a return to school after Passover. The prime minister is decisive on this issue. We are ready to return to routine one day after Passover, or to gradual return or online learning at 100%."
The minister further emphasized: "At present, the Ministry of Health does not allow the examination of 10 students in each class, especially now." These are about 200,000 exams that are going to be in parallel, this is unprecedented. "
Desi Barry, director of the Department of Education's elementary in the Ministry of Education, also said during a briefing to reporters that "we have made a strategic decision that students will not be harmed. How will the mechanism be in case there are no examinations? We do not know yet, it is too early."
David Gal, director of the Department of Education's senior exams division, added: "It's too early for us to make a decision about canceling the matriculation exam and giving it the opportunity to take another exam, such as homework. We keep students in a routine and are in no hurry to make a decision. We will announce the exams as soon as possible, soon after Passover. "