Higher education remains closed after winter break

While primary and secondary schools will reopen for all students after the winter holidays, the cabinet declined to allow higher education to resume in-person classes, although a new decision about that could come on 14 January, the same date the current lockdown is set to expire, reports NL Times.

The cabinet is following the new advice it received from the Outbreak Management Team, which determined that the reopening of the education system is justified, Arie Slob, the minister in charge of primary and secondary education, said.

Tertiary student union LSVb responded immediately to argue for reopening all education institutions because of the mental health damage the continued closure can cause. “This means another period of loneliness, symptoms of depression, and concentration problems, with no clear end point. The resilience of many young people has vanished,” said LSVb chair Ama Boahene.
Full report on the NL Times site