Ministry releases guidelines ahead of return to classrooms

Students suspected of having COVID-19 will be asked to take a PCR test

School students sitting in a classroom. (Photo: Saher Qadara/ Jordan News)
(Photo: Jordan News)

AMMAN — The General Secretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Ministry of Education Najwa Qabilat stated on Tuesday that any students suspected of being COVID positive or having come in contact with someone that is positive, will immediately be asked to take a PCR test.اضافة اعلان

Qabilat told Al-Mamlaka that students who suffer from immunodeficiency can attend school online provided that they attend exams in-person.

In addition to wearing masks, social distancing, following Defense Order No. 32, and taking PCR tests regularly, the courtyard where students gather before class will be kept at 50 percent capacity.

According to Qabilat “we are aiming to train 60,000 teachers on the new educational program” which aims to prepare students mentally and scientifically to return to school.

The Minister of Education Mohammad Abu Qadis on Monday stated that only schools that record 10 percent increase in cases will shift to online learning, according to Al-Mamlaka.

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