School attendance rate may be reduced if Covid-19 cases keep rising: minister
January 31 2021 10:18 PM
HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi
HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi

Fifty per cent attendance in schools will be the maximum percentage allowed during the second term and it is unlikely to increase, HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed bin Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi has said, as reported in local Arabic daily Arrayah.
He also stressed that the attendance rate in schools may be reduced from the present levels if the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in the country, noting that the health and safety of all gets priority over other matters, according to the daily.
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) had in December last year decided to continue with blended learning and increase the attendance rate in public, private and preschools to 50% of their capacity from 42%.
This came into effect in January when the new term of the 2020-21 academic year began.
Students in Qatar have been attending classes based on the weekly rotating schedule in each school.
HE the Minister said the country's Covid-19 vaccination campaign will continue over the coming months, as per the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)'s plans, and it is likely to go beyond the dates of the second term examinations before the majority of the population gets inoculated.
He said there is a joint committee between the MoEHE and MoPH to prepare a schedule for the vaccination of teachers and school staff based on appointments.
He also stressed the importance of students' attendance in school for their education.
 
 

Last updated: January 31 2021 11:32 PM


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