There are 82,000 tablets, with internet access paid for two years, ready to be dispatched to schools that are resuming classes under a red scenario, where education will start online, said Romanian Education Minister Monica Anisie on Wednesday in Focşani, Vrancea County.
“There are already 82,000 tablets ready to go to the schools under the red scenario. (…) The tablets we have bought
have internet access, which has been paid for two years,”
– said Anisie.
The minister emphasized that schools also have the possibility of purchasing electronic equipment from European funds to ensure that virtual classes run smoothly.
The Romanian Government has allocated EUR 175 million for the acquisition of electronic equipment and sanitary equipment, including outhouses for educational institutions that do not have toilets inside their buildings, said the minister.
According to Anisie, the demand for teaching staff in the upcoming school year is currently met, and the content of lessons to be taught is up to the teachers to determine.
The curriculum demands the development of key competences, while different content is also at the discretion of the teachers. The point is that by the end of the school year, all competencies should be reached by the students, while the memorization of each and every text is not the goal, stated the minister, who was on a working visit to Focşani. (agerpres)
Title image: Romanian Education Minister Monica Anisie during her working visit to Unirea College in Focşani on September 9, 2020. (Image: Stefan Borcea/adevarul.ro)