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If schools delayed, ministry to implement extra classes — official

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If the beginning of the second semester is delayed by the government, the Ministry of Education will implement mandatory classes on Saturdays. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
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AMMAN — Secretary-General for Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Ministry of Education Najwa Qubeilat said that in the event that the Cabinet decides to postpone the starting date of schools second semester, students will be required to attend classes on Saturdays to compensate for the delay.اضافة اعلان

Qubeilat said classroom attendance on Saturdays would stop by the end of May, while online education on Saturdays would stop by end of June, noting that Saturday classes in June will be assigned for revision of curricula.

Qubeilat said if the second semester was to start on February 20, Saturday classes would continue until end of July.

Article 40 of the Ministry of Education Law stipulates that the academic year days may not be less than 195–200 days, and that in light of advancing the exams date for the first semester, total school days amounted to 92 days, ending on December 23, 2021, which requires that school days for the second semester not be less than 103 days.

Any exception to the ministry’s law with relation to attendance, according to Qubeilat, will be under the prevalent health protocol exceptions; covering students who suffer immune deficiency. Final exams for grades 1–11 will begin on June 18.

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