Brussels European Schools suspended until March 29 due to coronavirus

The European Schools of Brussels — which educate the children of many European Union officials — will be suspended for two weeks starting next week in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, according to a statement issued by Micheline Sciberras, director of the European School of Brussels III.

“Following a number of days of intensive consultation with the European Commission and the Office of the Secretary General, the directors of the European Schools have decided to suspend the obligatory regular attendance of pupils and suspend lessons in situ in all European Schools, starting from next Monday March 16 and up to March 29,” Sciberras wrote.

“This decision has not been taken lightly and been a consultative one, in order to assure that all the necessary considerations have been examined. This communication is issued in advance, so that schools and families can make use of the time up to the suspension to organize, as much as possible an orderly closure.”

The schools were created in 1953 to provide the children of European officials posted abroad the same education they would get in their home countries. The European Schools promise that students from any member state will be provided with an education on par in thaRead More – Source

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