Dealing with Corona: Merkel, the SPD and the countries agree to push for school digitization

in the light of the Corona, with the crisis in schools, teachers and students are to be in the short term, supported by significantly stronger financially at th

Dealing with Corona: Merkel, the SPD and the countries agree to push for school digitization

in the light of the Corona, with the crisis in schools, teachers and students are to be in the short term, supported by significantly stronger financially at the time of digitization. "The pandemic has awarded the development of forms of digital learning, a new urgency," said government spokesman Steffen Seibert, after a Meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), the SPD Head of Saskia esque and education Ministers of the Federation and the länder on Thursday evening. "It was the common will, as soon as possible all the schools in the required manner to the fast connect Internet, to enable pupils home affordable access to the Internet and teachers with devices to equip."

At the Meeting, although no concrete decisions taken. How the German press Agency learned from groups of Participants, but it is envisaged that all schools in Germany to quickly quick Internet connect, to procure for each teacher a service to laptop and to also allow each student a convenient access to the Internet, which costs a maximum of 10 euros in the month. It is expected, therefore, with costs of around 500 million euros. The Federation and the Länder would have to consider more concrete steps, it was more.

Nationwide school closures, such as at the beginning of the Corona-pandemic, will be according to the will of the Parties as much as possible. "There is a Consensus on the common objective is, to re-complete and area-wide locking to avoid of schools and daycare centers as possible," said Seibert. "Today we have achieved very good results," said the President of the conference of education Ministers and the Rhineland-Palatinate Minister of education, Stefanie Hubig (SPD).

Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 21:19

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