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North Macedonia, students protest as government still without a plan for reopening schools

North Macedonia has still to take a decision for reopening schools.

According to the Ministry of Education, students will start attending online lessons by early October, but has still to announce an official plan on how this is going to work out.

The government is expected to unveil an online learning platform but was this was met with protests by students, especially high schools.

On the other hand, the government has proposed several changes on education laws.

Euronews Albania correspondent in North Macedonia, Ferikan Iljazi, said that it remains unclear what will happen when schools are set to restart on October 1.

The protest of the students has led to an evaluation of combining online learning and attending classes 2-3 times a week.

“The Ministry of Education is seriously considering to have online classes only”, explains our correspondent, adding that this may change depending on the epidemiological situation.

Iljazi also referred to a platform which will enable the online attendance of classes, while the ministry reaches its final decision.

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