After the total closure of activities to stop the coronavirus pandemic, in Italy on Monday classes will return in schools and according to the Italian premier, Giuseppe Conte, it will be a moment that will be «of great emotion».» He’s going back to school on Monday. I send my good wishes to students, teachers and school staff. It will be a moment of intense emotion. It’s an emotion that I will also live as head of a government that committed to return with security measures, but also as a parent,» he said on his Facebook account, the ANSA agency reported.
In addition, he added referring to the students: «There will be difficulties, inconveniences, especially at the beginning. You must do your part, you must commit to respecting the rules of care that will allow you to take care of your health and that of the people who love and love you.» However, the prime minister warned: «the school is also suffering from structural deficiencies that we have been dragging for years, aggravated by the current pandemic.»
For her part, the Minister of Education, Lucia Azzolina, noted: «I know that we are asking families to make small sacrifices but we must find the balance between returning to school by minimizing risks and asking families for sacrifices. The important thing is to go back to school knowing it’s an extraordinary year. But the school of previous years was not perfect.» Finally, Pope Francis sent a greeting wishing for a good start: «the beginning of the school year is lived with a great sense of responsibility, with the prospect of a renewed educational pact, which has as protagonists families and puts people at the center».