Coronavirus: high schools to reopen in June only? Edouard Philippe's statements on May 28

Published by Julie M. · Published on 28 May 2020 at 18h35 · Updated on 29 May 2020 at 13h54
Edouard Philippe's address on Thursday May 28, 2020 gives further details as for the phase 2 of the containment exit scheme. Technical college are said to reopen from June 2 for at least one of the three levels. As for students in general sections, they will enjoy meetings in small groups with their teacher to assess the situation and the followup for seniors.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has just presented the government's  second phase of the deconfinement plan to this afternoon. The government said they want to reopen technical colleges as soon as possible.

National Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said technical colleges will gradually reopen in green areas starting June 2nd and said it will be "very soft and trust headmasters and staff" to determine levels that need it the most. As for orange areas in the new deconfinement map, technical colleges will also reopen in priority for seniors and NVQs.

As for general high schools, each student will meet the teaching staff "to assess their orientation project and the followup for seniors". Physical classes are not to resume but teaching followup to help young in their orientation.

Moving on to exams such as baccalaureatejunior school certificateMinister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer has announced this Friday April 3 in the morning that these two exams will only be assessed with continuous assessment taking grades in the 3rd quarters of the school year into account, excluding grades given during the confinement.

Jean-Michel Blanquer has also announced that eleventh graders will ultimately not have to take their French baccalaureate oral exam and will be graded based on continuous assessment.

As for students in higher education, Emmanuel Macron announced class will not physically resumes in schools and universities before the end of the school year: “For students in higher education, classes will not physically resume before summer. The government will giver further details as for the right organization for each that would be especially necessary for exams and competitive exams”.

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