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In-person education to resume as decided, on February 20

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Students wearing masks to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry of Education postponed the start of the second semester until February 20 in order to help stop the spread of coronavirus infections. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
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AMMAN — Director of Private Education at the Ministry of Education Mohammed Al-Alwan said that schools that teach international programs have the freedom to choose the method of teaching (online or at school), in view of their commitments to specific dates for half-term and final exams, according to Al-Rai News.اضافة اعلان

Private schools that teach national curricula, on the other hand, will be penalized if they return to in-person teaching before February 20, as decided by the Ministry of Education, said Alwan.

Schools teaching international programs must comply with the safety regulations imposed by the ministries of education and health, such as suspending classes that have 10 percent COVID-19 infections and suspending infected students from five to ten days.

The Ministry of Education postponed the start of the second semester until February 20 in order to help stop the spread of infections and ensure the safety of students, educational staff and school workers, especially in view of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

In previous statements, the ministry had asserted keenness on having students return to school during the second semester of the current academic year, declaring Saturdays a school day and extending the term until mid-June to compensate for the lost days.

Twelfth graders are excluded from the ministry regulations; they resume school on February 1.

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