Flemish education minister Ben Wets (nationalist) is examining the matter. Ann Verreth, director at Odisee Brussels, the university of applied sciences, says one day a week contact teaching is insufficient: “We believe it would be beneficial for the well-being of students that they would be able to see each other before the end of the academic year. It would be useful if they could ask questions during a live session. It would be a good thing for lecturers too!”
“We don’t need to hold a large graduation ceremony, but if last years can say goodbye to each other face-to-face that could have a great impact on their well-being” says Verreth.