I hereby inform you that Prof. Dr. József Bódis, Secretary of State, withdrew the digital education exemption permits for the second half of the 2020/2021 academic year with immediate effect, so from March 8, 2021, education can only be continued in a digital setting, presumably until 7 April 2021, depending on developments of the pandemic.
All this means that in the case of our trainings, where education was held in a demonstration room in accordance with a previously issued secretary of state permit, and field practices as well will be organized in digital conditions if possible, or can be rescheduled for a later date sometime after April 7, 2021. You will be informed of any changes in time by the responsible institute in accordance with current practice and using our communication channels. Theoretical and practical courses within via digital education will continue without any changes, however the proportion of digital education can be expected to increase. In order to avoid possible misunderstandings, I would like to emphasize that from Monday, March 8, 2021, it is not possible to attend demonstration rooms and participate in field practices.
The Secretary of State also informed us that the dormitories may be used by students who already have such permission on the basis of the individual student permit of the Rector of the higher education institution, subject to strict compliance with epidemiological measures. It is reassuring, then, that students who are licensed to use dormitories do not have to move out, but we are unable to issue a new rector’s equity permit. I think this can be reassuring primarily for our foreign or cross-border students.
The coronavirus epidemic once again gives us with challenges, for which we ask for your understanding and flexibility. We try to share all the verified information with you, and do everything that is professionally acceptable so that you can continue your studies.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Dr István Ágoston
senior lecturer, dean’s representative