There are no plans for a lockdown in the education system in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. About this on October 18 in an interview TASS said the head of the Russian Ministry of Education Sergei Kravtsov.
“There is no talk of any lockdown in the education system, the educational process remains throughout Russia,” he said.
Kravtsov stressed that Moscow and other regions continue to work based on the recommendations and requirements of health authorities, as well as the epidemiological situation. According to him, about 110 Russian schools (0.31%) are closed for quarantine due to coronavirus, 88 schools (0.22%) due to SARS and influenza, writes “Newspaper. RU»
In addition, the Ministry of Education is not considering the option in which the timing of the unified state exam (USE) and the main state exam (OGE) will be changed.
“There is no talk of postponing the date now, there is not even such a need to discuss,” said Kravtsov.
Against the background of the spread of coronavirus infection in Russia in April of this year was canceled exam OGE, in which the subject could be chosen. Then, in May, the Ministry of Education announced cancellation in 2020 OGE in Russian and mathematics. The final grades for ninth graders were given on an annual basis.
At the same time, the main period of the unified state examination (USE) this year was postponed to the period from June 29 to July 25 due to the spread of coronavirus infection. In total, about 714 thousand people registered to take part in the exams of the main period.