Test drives for e-school being carried out in three regions

Schools in Achaia and Ileia in the western Peloponnese as well as on the Ionian island of Zakynthos became the first in the country on Monday to start trying out a new online teaching system so that pupils sequestered at home due to the coronavirus outbreak don't miss lessons.

"The aim is not only to cover the curriculum, but also to ensure that students don't lose touch with the educational process," the Education Ministry said, announcing the launch of the scheme.

The ministry's plan is two-pronged and comprises teachers doing lessons via live streaming, while also sending study material to their students, along with assignment charts and timetables, through special platforms and websites provided by the ministry.

Monday's launch was of a technical nature, as the educators who will be testing the system were briefed on how it works and what is expected of...

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