Students will be able to attend physical classes one day per week
Students in Groningen are delighted with the decision of the Dutch government to allow physical lessons one day a week. Dutch PM Mark Rutte announced on Tuesday evening that colleges and universities will be given the green light to offer physical education one day a week from April 26. The GSb (Groningen Student Union) has responded to the plans with moderate positivity
“We are very happy, let me be clear about that”, says chairman Marinus Jongman of the Groninger Student Union, reported by OOGTV.
“Relaxations are finally coming, which is good news for all students. But we do question how much physical education we will still receive this academic year. We are being told that teachers are not keen to start teaching us while they are waiting for their first vaccination in a few weeks. They do not want to run that risk. So on the one hand it is very good news, on the other hand we need to see how much space is offered to receive physical education. ”
Rutte also commented that self-testing is becoming important on campuses. “The fact that tests are made available to ensure safe education is very nice. But today we also read a news report stating that testing will be made mandatory. At the moment we don’t know what we think of that yet. We can imagine that if it becomes mandatory that there will be students who choose not to follow an education. We are not in favor of that”, says Jongman.