On November 3, KU Leuven will tighten up corona measures for all its campuses. Lessons will be given online as much as possible, with the exception of first-year students. ‘With this method we create the impact that is intended by a code red’, says Rector Luc Sels.
From November 3 until the Christmas holidays, KU Leuven will organize its education online as much as possible. But for first-year students, the university makes an exception: their classes still take place according to code orange. They will still be able to take classes on campus ‘where possible’, with the necessary security measures. Training activities that cannot be organized online, such as practicals, exercises in PC rooms or lab exercises will also continue to take place on campus.
‘We very consciously want to keep the first-year students’ on their toes ‘and provide maximum support in their learning process,’ says rector Luc Sels in a press release. ‘That’s why we still organize their lessons in code orange, which means a little more contact moments. Educational activities where quality cannot be guaranteed online will also continue on campus. ‘
In this way, KU Leuven follows UGent and the VUB, which previously introduced stricter measures. Hasselt University has also announced that it is switching to code red.
On Monday, the Leuven city council decided, in consultation with the schools, to switch to part-time distance education, for the second and third stages of secondary education. On Thursday and Friday after the extended autumn break, the students will still stay at home, and they will all receive full distance education. The part-time system starts on Monday November 16 and runs until the exam period.
‘In this way we create a consecutive period of sixteen days during which there are fewer physical contacts at school,’ says Mohamed Ridouani (SP.A), mayor of Leuven. ‘That will help slow down the contamination figures and take some of the pressure off the schools.’
Schools themselves decide how they organize part-time distance learning: per week, per half week, per day, and so on. Practical lessons can still take place physically. For the first stage of secondary and nursery and primary education nothing will change for the time being.
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