Gulf News, Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020 | Muharram 28, 1442
Oman schools will not reopen if virus numbers continue to rise
HE Dr. Mohammad Al Hosni, Undersecretary for Health Affairs at the Ministry
of Health (MOH) has also said that if the numbers continue to rise, schools
will not be opened.
Among the key messages reiterated during the 15th press conference was that
if the numbers do not decrease, restoration of normal services to the
pre-pandemic status would not be possible. Minister of Education Dr. Madiha
Al Shaibani, mentioned that the approved framework of reopening schools
allows for flexibility and if schools cannot be opened, the method of
learning will then shift to distance learning and learning through TV
Dr. Zuwaina Bint Saleh Al Maskeri, Director General of Measurement and
Educational Evaluation Centre said that the curricula for the 20-21 academic
year has been reduced to 30% of the academic content. “As for exams, we will
focus on what takes place in the classroom.” Dr Zuwaina said.
HE Dr. Abdullah Ambusaidi, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Education
informed that that measures and precautions that apply to public and private
schools apply also to pre-school education.