2 million students return to in-person education on Sunday

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AMMAN — Ministry of Education Spokesperson Ahmad Masaafeh said that the ministry is ready for the start of the second semester, according to Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

The ministry has finished all the preparations for the second semester and provided the school textbooks, Masaafeh said, adding that the ministry supplied schools with the sanitation and self-care products, and will also provide masks. Some 5 million face masks were distributed to schools during the first semester.

Among the measures recently announced as part of the easing the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry said that infected students will be quarantined for five days only, said Masaafeh.

According to the ministry official, some 200,000 students have received the vaccine so far.

On Sunday, about 2 million students return to in-person education, beginning the second semester of this scholastic year, according to Al-Rai daily.

Ministry of Education Secretary-General Najwa Qbilat said that the ministry has prepared an operation room to follow up on all developments in education; the room will also receive complaints from the teaching staff, students and parents.

Qbilat reaffirmed the ministry’s keenness to resume in-class education while maintaining the health of students and teaching staff by observing the health protocol, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the National Center for Security and Crises Management.

A total of 7,446 schools, of which 4,002 public, are welcoming students on Sunday.

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