During the meeting, according to the Prime Minister there was "a great theme of divergence between the different experts and that related to the functioning of schools, which will now require due consideration by the President of the Republic, the government parliament".

"But it also requires dialogue with other institutions, such as the National Confederation of Parent Associations, the Association of School Principals, among others. It is obviously out of the question to interrupt the evaluation activities that are underway in Higher Education", began by pointing out António Costa.

According to the Prime Minister, at the meeting, "all the experts were convergent that, until the age of 12, nothing justifies the closure of schools, but the doubt is in the middle range. There, the differences between the experts themselves were very large." "Of course, political consideration will also have to take into account other factors and other actors," he said