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Schools to remain closed until May, education ministry says

Schools to remain closed until May, education ministry says

by HP 01.04.2020 From our online archive
Pupils will now stay home until 4 May
Photo: Marc Wilwert
Photo: Marc Wilwert

Pupils in Luxembourg will not be able to go back to school until 4 May – two weeks later than previously planned – in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Schools were initially closed as part of a nationwide lockdown until the end of March. This was then extended to 20 April. Now, schools will not open their doors until 4 May, the education ministry said on Wednesday.

This includes all public and private schools as well as day-care and after-school care services.

In the meantime, pupils will continue to follow lessons online and doing their work from home.

Luxembourg will do everything possible to make sure baccalaureate exams for pupils in the local Luxembourgish system take place, Education Minister Claude Meisch has previously said. Exams have already been cancelled for some others programmes, including the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the British curricula. 

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