According to the Ministry of Education and Science, only one in three schools is equipped with shelters that can protect in case of an air storm. About this today at the briefing the Ukrainian Ombudsman Sergei Gorbachov said.
"Currently there is a debate about how to start the school year, online or offline, and how many schools are equipped with the necessary covers to protect children and teachers in case of an air attack. According to the Ministry of Education, such schools we have about 30%, according to DSNS - about 12%, which are properly equipped with covers, which makes it uncertain how we will start the school year. The data from the surveys conducted by the educational ombudsman service, educational quality services, and regional military administrations show, that approximately 50-60% of parents as of November 1, choose distance learning, as they are not confident in the safety of their children," said Gorbachov.
The education ombudsman encourages parents of children in grades 1-4 in the regions, where it is possible, to choose offline education. After all, schoolchildren of this age are the most vulnerable to the disadvantages of distance education.
Gorbachov also said that during the summer the DSNS and local authorities inspected the schools. Now each school has an opinion on how safe and in general it is possible to hold its classes off-line from November 1.
About 60% of parents believe that the new school year should not be started even in those educational institutions that have met all safety standards. 13.8% of parents chose offline education for their children.