Finnish Government has decided that the restrictions concerning general upper secondary schools, vocational schools, higher education institutions and liberal adut education will be lifted but distance teaching is recommended until the end of semester. Starting on 14 May, the use of the premises of the above-mentioned educational institutions for teaching will be controlled through measures in line with the Communicable Diseases Act. Educational providers decide on to which extent contact teaching is necessary. In contact teaching safety margins and hygiene guidelines must be strictly respected.
Vocational College SAMIedu will not be opened on May 14th 2020, but contact teaching can be provided for individual students, if it’s considered absolutely necessary. Teachers and staff must follow the issued safety restrictions carefully.
How do these new guidelines apply to SAMIedu students between May 14 and June 19?
• skills demonstrations of students are assessed either in working life or if necessary on college premises, too
• not only graduating students but all the students are given an opportunity to complete a skills demonstration
• in case there are students who haven’t progressed in their studies during distance teaching, contact teaching in small groups can be organised to ensure that students don’t fall behind their studies
• recommendation for distance teaching in vocational training is still valid
• everyone, both students and staff, must obey safety regulations
These guidelines will be updated according to the information given by the authorities and the situation is constantly being monitored during the summer 2020.