MAJZOUB EXTENDS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS’ CLOSURE UNTIL THE EVENING OF MARCH 15

Higher Education Minister Tarek al-Majzoub requested that classes continue to be suspended in all public and private educational institutions until Sunday evening, March 15, 2020, in a circular addressed to elementary and secondary schools, vocational institutes and public and private universities today.

“In order to preserve the health and safety of students and administrative and educational bodies, and after communicating with the Public Health Minister and the official bodies tasked with following-up on the fight against the Coronavirus, and based on public interest requirements, all directors of public and private educational institutions are requested to continue to suspend classes in all public and private educational institutions until Sunday evening, March 15, 2020,” the circular read.

It also called for “completing the preparation of emergency programs to end the educational curricula and compensate for the lessons lost by the students.”

Source: National News Agency