"The objective is to ensure that students can finish the course without being harmed by the measures taken to contain the expansion of the Covid-19 coronavirus. We will continue to implement as many initiatives as necessary," said Minister Isabel Celaá.

Among these initiatives, the RDL approved today by the Council of Ministers stands out to adapt the minimum limit of 175 annual school days in compulsory education in the 2019-2020 academic year to the needs derived from the sanitary containment measures adopted.

The MEFP has convened next Tuesday 17 a telematic meeting of the General Committee of the Conference of Education -of which all the Autonomous Communities are part- together with the Ministry of Universities and the Conference of Rectors to study the possibility of delaying the test Access to the University (EVAU) so that the university enrollment calendar is adapted to the circumstances and no student is harmed.

Regarding work placements and dual VET, the MEFP, in accordance with the Autonomous Communities, will propose the flexibility of practices, either postponing or concentrating them. If the situation continues, new deadlines and exceptional evaluation measures will be proposed so that students can obtain their degree.

In relation to the entrance tests to Vocational Training of medium or higher degree for those who do not have the academic requirements of access to these teachings, the schedule of tests and enrollment will be adapted and a reservation of places will be maintained so that no student run out of access possibilities.

In addition to these measures, the MEFP has made available to the Autonomous Communities all the digital educational resources available housed in Procomún: Open Educational Resources Network, EDIA project or those provided by the Center for Innovation and Development of Distance Education (CIDEAD). Likewise, the Ministry of Education and FP is evaluating the technological resources that several companies have offered free of charge to see the possibility of using the tools that allow reducing the digital gap among students with fewer resources.

The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training urges the educational community to follow at all times the recommendations of health authorities to help ensure that measures to suspend teaching activity in centers throughout Spain help to contain the expansion of the Covid coronavirus -19.

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