UK gov’t announces $1.2bn catch-up plan for school students impacted by COVID-19 closures




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Moscow – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson have announced that government will allocate one billion pounds ($1.2 billion) provide tutoring and additional school students that have missed lessons as a result COVID-19 outbreak.
“This £1 billion catch-up package will help head provide extra to children, have fallen behind while school,” Johnson said as proposals were unveiled on .

According to government, $434 will be given to a tutoring scheme for most disadvantaged students, and $806 will be divided among country’s state-run schools to bolster .

“I am determined to do everything I can to get all children back school from September, and we will bring forward plans on how this will happen as soon as possible,” Johnson added.

Certain elementary school year groups returned to classes earlier this month and some the country’s schools also reopened from .

The current government guidelines stipulate that no more than 25 per cent of students grades 10 and 12 can be present at one time.
Schools are continuing to provide -person teaching to vulnerable children and those of frontline workers, such as health care professionals, have continued to work amid lockdown measures.

(Sputnik/NAN)