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MOEHE Approves New System for Student Attendance in Public and Private Schools

22 Oct, 2020 12:00 AMAl Sharq NewspaperIntended Audience
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Based on the public health indicators and indicators related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the ongoing follow-up and evaluation of the educational process in the light of the pandemic and within the framework of the general situation data, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) has decided to approve the student attendance system in public and private schools and kindergartens. This is in accordance with the actual rotational attendance in school building. MOEHE also decided to cancel the decision of giving option between the actual attendance or distance learning, starting from after the end of mid-term examinations of first semester, since the new system will be implemented on 1 November 2020. 

It has been decided to increase the attendance rate in all public schools, and private schools and private kindergartens to up to 42% percent of the school capacity, in line with weekly rotational attendance schedule. This also includes compulsory attendance starting from 1 November 2020 in public schools and private schools in accordance with their academic calendar after the end of mid-term examinations of first semester, which will begin from 25 October 2020 and end at maximum on 1 November 2020. This is provided that the blended education system should be applied in line with the weekly rotational attendance schedules. 

MOEHE also emphasizes the need for all administrators and teachers to be committed to implementing the preventive measures and fully cooperate with the relevant authorities in case of detecting or suspecting Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. This also includes the need to deal firmly with in case of detecting any violations in implementing the preventive measures in the schools and violating these obligations will result in taking legal action.

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