The Moldovan administered, Romanian language schools in the Transnistrian region are ready to start the education process on September 1. These were supplied with gloves, disinfectants and thermometers at least for the initial period. However, the school managers are concerned that a part of the students will be unable to cross the Nistru to get to school owing to the restrictions imposed by the Transnistrian administration.
Eleonora Cherkavski, principal of the Theoretical Lyceum “Ștefan cel Mare” of Grigoriopol, has told IPN that the lyceum she manages chose studies organization model No. 3 of the seven models proposed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research. This way, studies will start on September 1 and the teaching process will be divided into days of presence and days of remote communication: one day at the school and one day of remote communication, including online.
The principal voiced hope that they will avoid infections with the novel coronavirus among students and teachers or they will not have teaching staff. She said they took all the measures to reopen education institutions. However, there is a problem related to the transportation of students as physical distance could not be maintained on units of transport. The lyceum was provided with masks, disinfectants, thermometers and other protection devices.
The lyceum this year will be attended by 198 students, 15 of whom will be first graders and 15 twelfth graders.
Angela Ivanov, director of the Dubăsari Lyceum “Mihai Eminescu”, has told IPN that the studies at the lyceum will start on September 1. The lyceum chose model No. 4 proposed by the Ministry of Education and a part of the students will study one week from home and another week at school and will then change places with the other students. Currently, the institution is ready to meet all the imposed anti-epidemic norms. The teachers attended digitization courses and the lyceum is connected to the Internet.
The lyceum’s director expressed her confidence that they will not face difficulties in the transportation of students as these come to the lyceum from different villages, including localities managed by the Transnistrian administration. “There is now the problem related to the crossing of the Nistru, but we hope that this will be solved,” stated Angela Ivanov.
The lyceum in Dubăsari will be attended by 444 students, 52 of whom are first graders and 50 are twelfth-graders.