All schools to switch to distant learning for two weeks starting Thursday

Jordan

Published: 2020-09-14 19:41

Last Updated: 2020-09-14 20:38


All schools to switch to distant learning for two weeks starting Thursday
All schools  to switch to distant learning for two weeks starting Thursday

All schools  will switch to distant learning and suspend students' attendence for two weeks starting Thursday, announced the Minister of Education, Tayseer Al-Nuaimi, on Monday.

This decision includes all public, private, kindergartens, UNRWA and Military schools, he added. 

A total of 75 students, 47 teachers, two employees and six clients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Jordanian schools —all of which have been infected by coming into contact with relatives that tested positive for coronavirus.

Parents can choose between distance education or in-school education for their children in first, second and third grade.

These decisions came after an unexpected number of coronavirus cases and to eliminate the need for total lockdown.

The announcement was made during a press briefing held at the Prime Ministry on Monday.