Saudi Arabia: Distance education continues until the end of the first semester
Thursday – 21 Safar 1442 AH – 08 October 2020 CE
Distance education continues for the remainder of the first semester (Middle East)
Riyadh: «Middle East Online»
Saudi Arabia had resumed studies for the new academic year with the distance education system for all stages of general education, as well as university and technical training. And in preparation for practical decisions.
Dr. Hamad Al Al-Sheikh explained that the issuance of the royal order to continue education from a distance for the remainder of the first semester came “after assessing the situation during the past weeks” and includes “public education, university education and technical training According to the applied controls, stressing the leadership’s concern for the safety of male and female students from the Corona virus.
The Minister of Education said, last week, that «the ministry will conduct tests for a number of courses for all public education students; In order to know the results and draw up improvement plans for students ’performance during the distance education period.” It also “seeks integration with community institutions and relevant bodies to support remote education as a national project in an exceptional stage,” indicating that education directors have been instructed to follow the educational process and raise readiness for operations Distance education.
He called for enhancing integration between community institutions and the Ministry of Education in support of distance education and e-learning programs. Stressing that “distance education has become a strategic choice for the future. This requires continuing work to develop it, and adopting a culture of change within society to deal with the electronic educational environment without linking it to events or crises, ”stressing that the current stage is an opportunity for change and development, and to face challenges and overcome many of them.
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