Universities see only one opening scenario after the holidays: a full opening, without education at a distance of one and a half meters. They also see nothing in the mandatory testing of students for corona. The Association of Universities (VSNU) says in Nieuwsuur that universities want to be completely open in any case, Delta variant or not. This is reported by NOS.
If it is up to Pieter Duisenberg of the VSNU, a complete opening without distance is at the top of the priority list. And most universities support this, they already said when the cabinet previously asked for two opening scenarios: one with a distance and one without.
Some universities have drawn up several scenarios – and therefore several timetables. For example, Eindhoven University of Technology takes into account education at a distance of one and a half meters, without one and a half meters away and with a new lockdown. Yet most universities have not created a comprehensive, flexible school schedule.
“Working out two side-by-side scenarios is too much of a burden on staff,” says Duisenberg. And so do Tilburg University and Utrecht University.
Test for access
Still, if the government wants to introduce access testing for universities, they agree. Incidentally, the University of Twente believes that students cannot be made compulsory. The VSNU and the universities ask the cabinet not to take this step.
By: National Education Guide
Universities want to be completely open anyway
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