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Monday, 28 September 2020

Your top education stories of the week

Your top education stories of the week:

  • Public school students will be headed back to their physical classrooms twice a week starting 17 October.
  • The Health Ministry has published the procedures schools should follow in case of a second covid-19 outbreak, which could include shutting down the school for up to 28 days, Youm7 reports.
  • New distance-learning platform for universities: The Higher Education Ministry launched a new distance learning platform for universities built by Microsoft and BlueCloud Technology.
  • The vocational schools accreditation body received cabinet approvals last week. Government schools and private institutions have no more than five years to meet the authority’s quality standards and obtain accreditation.
  • School transfer deadline extended: The deadline for students to transfer between schools has been extended until this Thursday, 1 October.
  • Parents might be waiting a while for a resolution to private school fees: The dispute with private sector schools over tuition fees might take three months to be resolved. Parents have been lobbying to defer installments on the coming year’s fees after private schools demanded that they begin paying early.
  • The Education Minister has outlined a breakdown of the EST test which American diploma students will sit for on Monday and Tuesday, including the time allocated for each section, Youm 7 reports.

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