Education ministry has no intention to cancel academic year

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Education has “no intention” to nullify the ongoing academic year and that it will “proceed as scheduled without change,” the ministry’s spokesman, Abdul Ghafour Al-Qaraan, told Al-Ghad and Jordan News.اضافة اعلان

Qaraan stated that the ministry will hold the Tawjihi (general secondary education certificate examination) on June 24 in compliance with health protocols and protective measures that would keep students safe and facilitate the examination process.

Educational experts have said that calls to cancel the academic year and have all students repeat it are neither a realistic nor suitable solution, noting that it would be unfair to group students in such a way and that several students have worked hard with support from their families.

Experts told Al-Ghad and Jordan News that such proposals are based on the notion that over 100,000 out of two million students have not been engaged in online learning while schools have been in lockdown, adding that the Ministry of Education needs to find a solution through compensation programs that would tackle the loss in educational value and cut down on summer vacations in the years to come.