The ELTE Faculty of Humanities is also severely affected by the rise in overhead costs, so the faculty’s management has decided to the autumn break will be cancelled, the academic term will be one week shorter in December, and the examination period will be online – according to a letter sent to faculty members, obtained by Telex.
According to the letter, the faculty’s academic term will run from 12 September to 9 December, but there will be no more attendance classes from 5 December. The exam period will run from 19 December to 4 January, but there will be no classes or exams during the week of 12-18 December. The university has not confirmed the report.
According to the University of Corvinus, they are not preparing to do so and will keep the autumn break.
“The university has long-term contracts with suppliers who have been contracted through public procurement procedures, and energy prices will continue to be paid on this basis,”
Corvinus University replied.
The government declared an energy emergency in mid-July, and from August the cuts will no longer apply to above-average consumers. Since above average consumption, you will pay seven times more for gas and twice as much for electricity, so it makes a difference who will bear the extra cost and how much extra money you will have to pay. As schools are typically large public institutions, where future heating and electricity bills will obviously be above average consumption, the fear is understandable. Details, Energy crisis: how much will it cost to convert schools to wood heating?
The Ministry of the Interior sent a letter to the school districts at the end of July asking them to assess the possibility of switching from gas to wood heating in schools. This includes checking whether there is a suitable room for installing a wood-burning boiler and whether there is a suitable chimney at all, and if not, how to install one.
In one church school, the headmaster was asking parents whether they would give 100,000 forints per family to help pay the heating bills during the winter season.