In-person classes resumed today for over 344,000 students in Qatar

Doha: Following the in-person attendance system, almost 344,000 kids in public and private schools and kindergartens will return to classes today with 100% capacity. This academic year, there are 129,000 students enrolled in government schools and 215,000 students enrolled in private schools.

Starting today, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) has implemented a 100% capacity in-person attendance system for all students in all public and private schools and kindergartens (January 30, 2022).

Ali Jassim Al Kuwari, the Director of Schools Affairs for the Ministry of Education, told Qatar News Agency (QNA) that all government schools and kindergartens are ready to receive their students. They have taken all necessary steps to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep students, teachers, and administrators safe.

As a result, parents and guardians alike applauded the Ministry’s decision to implement a physical attendance system for children returning to school.

Parents worked with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to visit schools from Thursday to Saturday, according to Al Kuwari. The Ministry gave antigen-testing equipment to students in government schools.

Officials, school personnel, instructors, and parents all recognised the children’ desire to return to class when the in-person attendance system was implemented. Al Kuwari asked people to offer a healthy and safe school environment for pupils, as well as all the necessities of the educational process.

Furthermore, the administration of private schools and kindergartens communicated with parents about all attendance-related issues by text message. This guaranteed that they and their children were aware of public health precautions and preventative actions.

Rashid Ahmed Al Ameri, Director of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s Private Schools Affairs Department, stated that around 215,000 kids from 334 private schools and kindergartens will return to school to receive their education in classrooms. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, he applauded schools and kindergartens for their adaptability. Inspection checks will be undertaken in the following weeks, according to Al Ameri, with students returning to full capacity.

He stated schools and kindergartens must take all cautious and preventive steps to combat the pandemic, as directed by the Ministries of Public Health, Education, and Higher Education.

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