Education Ministry begins airing of school lessons on TV channel

(MENAFN- Jordan Times) AMMAN — To keep up the Kingdom's educational process amid the rapid coronavirus developments, the Ministry of Education on Tuesday started providing education remotely through televised lessons and virtual learning.

In light of the government's decision to suspend all of the Kingdom's schools for two weeks, the ministry noted that it is 'keen to provide effective, quality education through distance learning'.

Education Minister Tayseer Nuaimi said through the ministry's social media platforms on Monday that the suspension of classes is a 'precautionary measure', and that education will continue for the Kingdom's students.

'We are not on vacation. The shared responsibility and cooperation of all are important during this period,' Nuaimi said, noting that parents' role is 'fundamental' in safeguarding their children's right to education.

Tawjihi (general secondary education certificate examination) lessons began airing on the Jordan Sports television channel affiliated with Jordan TV on Tuesday, and will continue on a weekly basis, according to a ministry statement made available to The Jordan Times on Monday.

The ministry's Tawjihi schedule starts at 9am and continues until 5pm, in accordance with the announced programme.

Nuaimi also announced that the rest of the students enrolled in public schools are to start their remote education programme on Sunday, March 22 through 'Darsak Bi'idak', an online distance learning platform that aims to facilitate students' virtual learning.

Two new television channels are also set to be activated on March 22 to broadcast televised lessons from the ministry's curricula for students from the first to 11th grades, the statement added, noting that the schedules will be announced in the near future.

Um Anas, a Jordanian mother of two children who attend a public school located in Quweismeh in Amman, told The Jordan Times on Tuesday that it 'will be difficult' to adapt to the new educational routine, but that she is 'confident that the Education Ministry has ensured the best teaching staff'.

'This new experience will help us as partners to learn how to orient ourselves to certain situations and circumstances,' she said.



Jordan Times

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