Lower Saxony and Bremen
School management association asks for help to care for refugees
Hannover (dpa/lni) – Schools in Lower Saxony are demanding more staff and money to care for refugee children from Ukraine. “There is a great willingness in schools to support children and young people arriving from Ukraine and their families,” the school management association wrote in a statement. However, after two years of the corona pandemic, the schools were “breathless”.
Additional teachers would be needed, who would have to be hired quickly and without bureaucracy. Schools must also be allowed to hire Ukrainian teachers without bureaucratic obstacles. School authorities should provide more rooms for additional or larger learning groups.
“Most teachers and school administrations in Lower Saxony are very affected by the war in Ukraine,” the association’s president, René Mounajed, said in Hannover on Monday. He linked the current demands with fundamental criticisms: the schools’ resources had been overtaxed in recent years.