Covid – Education: what to remember from Jean-Michel Blanquer’s announcements made on Thursday evening

Prime Minister Jean Castex and Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer received the unions from the educational world. This is the takeaway from Thursday night’s meeting.

At the end of this meeting, Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer made several announcements. The teachers’ unions have reportedly welcomed some of the announcements made by the Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, at the end of the day of demonstrations on Thursday.

To begin with, the tests for the month of March, as part of the baccalaureate, could also be postponed.

Several thousand additional staff

The Minister also announced the recruitment of 3,300 contract workers, education assistants and administrative support staff for school principals, as well as the use of additional lists.

5 million FFP2 masks for certain personnel

“We have heard the expectation for FFP2 masks”, reports Jean-Michel Blanquer. 5 million FFP2 masks will be made available for certain personnel.

Surgical masks are being sent for national education personnel. They will arrive at the end of January at the latest.

Finally, a bimonthly meeting will be organized with the teachers’ unions to improve dialogue.

The meeting took place at the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports, in the presence of Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer.
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According to the Ministry of the Interior, 77,500 demonstrators were in the streets this Thursday, January 13, 2022, day of strike in the National Education.

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