Sun, 11 October 2020
The Ministry of Education has completed preparations for the commencement of online learning during the first two weeks of the new academic year, starting from Sunday, October 11.
All schools have communicated with parents, sent the timetables for their children, clarified the methods used in studying and provided other instructions and guidelines.
Assistant Undersecretary for General and Technical Education, Latifa Al-Bunoudha, explained that education during the first two weeks will focus on implementing virtual classes using the Teams programme and the ministry’s educational portal.
“Sessions in the timetables were distributed basically on both means. All links and instructions that help students activate their accounts in the virtual classes and the educational portal were sent to them, in addition to explaining how to obtain digital technical support,” said Ms. Al-Banoudha.
The dates for broadcasting the televised lessons, which were filmed in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Affairs, would also be announced, taking into account the conditions of students and their parents. “These lessons will also be made available through the ministry's YouTube channels and are divided according to the educational terms, in addition to a channel for both special and technical education,” she added.
“In order to keep in touch with and answer queries, the general and technical education sector has allocated numbers available daily to the public, from 8 am to 1 pm,” she concluded.
The numbers are: 17873173, 17873150, 17873095, 17896829, 17896734 and 17896720.
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