Students in the audience to demand more face-to-face
Posted On March 17, 2021
About fifty participants settled down, in compliance with the health rules of Code Orange, in one of the Socrate auditoriums in Louvain-la-Neuve. The organizers believe that the current rule allowing 20% of students in person is difficult to organize and does not serve much in practice. The action was not carried out on behalf of a student association, but is the result of individual initiatives to challenge the Minister of Higher Education of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Valérie Glatigny. The participants ask for a return of at least 50% of the students in face. For some of them, the 20% rule allows them to attend only 2 hours of face-to-face lessons per week, which does not make much pedagogical sense, and does not address the health problem. mental students.
“The professors are really doing what they can, but distance education does not offer the same quality. Our message is to show that the students are ready to return to the audiences. Their closure did not happen. a major influence on the spread of the virus and anyway, today the students are back in the dorms, and the campuses are repopulated. It’s also a little hard to swallow to have had face-to-face exams , then having to continue the courses at a distance “, indicate the initiators of the action in Louvain-la-Neuve, Sarah Samain and Gilles Pirotte.