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Private schools violate the formal decision to start the second semester

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AMMAN — Some private schools announced they will begin online classes from Feb. 1 until Feb. 20 despite the Ministry’s announcement to postpone classes until Feb. 20. According to a statement from the union of employees in private education, it will be face-to-face.اضافة اعلان

The head of the teachers’ committee in the union, Luai Al-Ramahi, added that the committee had received many complaints from private sector teachers regarding informing them about the start of the distance educational process, before the official beginning of the second semester on Feb. 20.

Teachers have considered this a violation of the Ministry’s decision to prohibit any private school from starting the second semester online.

Ramahi explained that private schools are hiding this decision under different pretexts, such as remote winter clubs or remote tutoring. The school forces teachers to give lessons, and in case the teacher does not comply, they will be pressured to do so by threatening a deduction from their salary.

Ramahi said that some private schools require teachers to sign an unpaid leave for the first 20 days in February and considered this a clear violation of the terms of contract between teachers and the school administration.

Ramahi called for tightening supervision over the private education sector, regarding adherence to the scheduled date for the start of the educational process in person, according to the school calendar published by the Ministry of Education, and to take appropriate action against schools who do not comply.

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