Primary students who vulnerable to COVID-19 will now get to attend Malta’s first virtual school, Education Minister Owen Bonnici confirmed today.
Around 600 state school students are expected to attend, all with medical certificates to prove their vulnerability. Those living with at-risk household members will also get to attend the virtual school.
Many of these students are currently missing school entirely, with parents allowed not to send their children to school this scholastic year due to the COVID-19 situation.
The school will be split into 25 classes, while teachers have been assigned to these classes in collaboration with Malta’s largest teachers union MUT.
However, the government insists that schools will stay physically open for the majority of students while uploading pre-recorded lessons for those unable to attend or rotate from physical to virtual lessons.
Malta’s first virtual primary school is set to open after the midterm holidays.
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