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Bulgaria to extend mid-term school holiday due to coronavirus pandemic

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We should not repeat last year’s mistake to close schools where not a single case of Covid-19 is reported. I will ask the government to extend the mid-term break from January 31 until February 6. Thus, pupils will have a nine-day holiday, Bulgaria’s Minister of Education and Science Academician Nikolay Denkov announced. 

3.6% of teachers and 2.58% of students are placed under quarantine, Minister Denkov specified. We can adopt measures to make up for the accumulated gaps in educational activities when the Omicron wave ends, Nikolay Denkov went on to say. Teachers’ wages should be at least 25% above the average monthly salary in Bulgaria, Minister Denkov noted.


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