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Slovenian high school students boycott remote learning to call for reopening

Slovenian high school students boycott remote learning to call for reopening

In Slovenia, dozens of secondary school students boycotted remote learning on Tuesday. The young people expressed support for a movement that seeks face-to-face teaching at secondary schools, The Slovenia Times reports.

Slovenia’s We Want School, an initiative to boycott remote learning in secondary schools, has been launched to make the Education Ministry change the approach caused by quarantine.

The ministry scheduled the meeting for today, but the movement nevertheless proceeded with the planned boycott.

A protest was meanwhile held in the town of Velenje by a local youth organisation in which the government was called to open secondary schools for in-person learning.

In fact, the students have divided in their opinions; some who otherwise agree that they should return to school in person, they do not necessarily agree with the way the protest has taken place. Additionally, some students are skipping only certain classes that they do not deem important for their exit exams.

The Education Ministry’s head Simona Kustec would speak in the afternoon with representatives of secondary schools and dormitories along with a representative of the National Institute of Public Health in what has been labelled a working meeting.