Gergely Gulyás, Head of the Prime Minister's Office, said the Hungarian government is ready to mitigate “the damage students suffered during the coronavirus epidemic due to a lack of classroom education”.
Gulyás said that MEP István Ujhelyi and trade unions had requested talks on the impacts of Covid on education, which were held on Monday afternoon. “It is a shared responsibility and a shared goal, irrespective of political considerations, that [classroom] education should restart and the harm caused by a lack of personal education should be reduced to a minimum,” Gulyás said. Hungary has sufficient stocks of the coronavirus vaccine and “there is nothing against” starting the academic year in the classroom in September, he added.
The talks were attended by representatives of trade unions PSZ and PDSZ, as well as UNICEF Hungary.