Saudi Arabia to educate students via distance learning

by MCR Correspondent

Saudi Arabia’s minister of education has disclosed plan to educate students via distance learning in the Kingdom for the first seven weeks of the new school year.

While disclosing this on Saturday August 15, 2020, the Minister said the plan was a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

“During that time the situation for the remainder of the school year will be evaluated,” Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Shaikh said in remarks carried on state-run al-Ekhbariya TV.

“University and technical schools will be online for theory-based curriculums and in person for practical curriculums,” he added.

Saudi Arabia has seen more than 297,000 cases of coronavirus.

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