Sofia, Bulgaria: The amended protocols announced by the Ministry of Health of Bulgaria, all the COVID-19 health measures in schools will no longer be in effect, following which the students will be returning back to schools for offline classes, as per the statement of Minister of Education Acad. Nikolay Denkov.
The students who have applied for individual learning are permitted not to attend the face-to-face classes.
The minister, during a televised address, stated, “We are expecting to commence the normal learning process without a COVID-19 pandemic. If additional measures are introduced, there will be time to react during the holidays, but for now, everything is gone. It was crucial for us to go through the last wave as softly as possible; only between the two terms did we give a break to the teachers and students. In this case, I do not think it could have gone better.”
According to the statement of the education minister, till Friday, March 25, 2022, there are at least 365 applications received by the Ukrainian students. He then added that the Bulgarian government is aiming to enroll at least 63,000 Ukrainian students.
He further asserted, “The problem is that these people have not yet decided what to do; their dream is to go back and rebuild their lives. This process is yet to develop; we are ready for thousands of children who want to get involved in our education system.”
“This is the money for education; it will not change. We are calculating what additional funds we will need to accept Ukrainian children. It depends on how the war develops, whether there will be a significant increase in the number of children. Suppose we stay at this level. At the moment, there will be no redrawing of the budget in our sphere. If the situation tightens for months, it may be necessary to update it.”