With the help of high schools, high schools can organize, for example, refresher and additional courses.
Board of Education has distributed a state subsidy for the retraining of high school students and other measures aimed at smoothing out the effects of the corona virus situation in the spring of 2020.
A total of 229 high school education providers received a grant, and a total of EUR 17 million has been distributed.
In the summer, the Ministry of Education distributed EUR 84 million to offset the effects of exceptional circumstances on early childhood education and pre-primary and primary education.
“It is important, both humanly and for the future of Finland as a whole, that despite the crisis, our high school students receive strong and comprehensive educational skills on which to build the future,” says the Minister. Li Andersson In the press release of the Board of Education.
High schools moved nationwide to distance learning from March 16th. Distance learning continued until the end of the school year.
Multi a high school student found distance learning stressful. In a survey by the Finnish High School Students’ Association (SLL), 60 per cent of respondents said that they found distance learning mentally difficult. According to SLL, distance learning burdened high school students more than regular study.
Distance learning also made it difficult for many high school students to study, and many high school students did less well in distance learning than before.
Teaching Adviser Teijo Koljosen according to high schools have reported that, for example, students may have received more abandoned grades than average for courses they took in the spring, or grades for courses were lower than they would have achieved in contact teaching.
Some high school students even interrupted courses in the spring. According to Koljonen, the purpose of the grant is to ensure that the studies of high school students are not delayed.
With state support, education providers fill learning gaps, for example by organizing revision and additional courses, dividing study groups and providing small group and support teaching.
On the other hand, support is also given for learning support and study guidance for students as well as for coping.
For example, the grant can increase guidance and support, especially for young people who have had problems with coping and mental health or who are otherwise the most vulnerable. The aim is to prevent the exclusion of students and the interruption of studies.
High school students experienced stress is a matter of concern before koronavirusepidemiaakin. HS reported a year ago in the spring that many high school students were suffering from exhaustion.
The news was based on a survey in which more than a thousand high school students were asked about the stress they experienced. The survey was targeted at 15 high schools across Finland, to which admission required an average of more than nine last spring.
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