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Monday, 30 March 2020

Your top education stories of the week

Your top education stories of the week:

  • Schools and universities will remain closed for an additional 15 days after the initial two-week closure period announced earlier this month elapses. They will now be closed until 13 April.
  • End-of-year public school exams will be based on lessons delivered until 15 March, rather than the full year’s curriculum.
  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) officially announced that this year’s IB exams will be canceled. Graduating students will receive their diploma or certificates based on submitted coursework, which includes internal assessments and independent presentations.
  • Private sector education outfit CIRA has moved all classrooms at its schools and Badr University online, with all of its non-essential staff working from home to curb the spread of covid-19.
  • The government may convert some schools into hospitals if the number of covid-19 cases rise above 1k.

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