Bahrain launches online student transfer service

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The Ministry of Education, in cooperation with the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA), launched a Student Transfer eService via the National Portal, bahrain.bh, allowing parents to submit requests for their students to transfer between public and private schools and check the status of their applications.

Transfer service, from Sunday August 23 until Thursday September 10, 2020, includes the option to transfer students from private to public schools and vice versa, and transfer between public schools and between private schools as well. The above dates may be extended if necessary.

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The ministry has already provided several of its services via digital platforms to make them more accessible to the public.

“This new eService will streamline procedures for students’ parents, eliminating the need for physical attendance at the Ministry’s offices,” iGA Chief Executive Mohammed Ali Al Qaed said.

“It will also lower government expenditure and save time and effort in completing transfer procedures for public and private school students.”

The launch of the new service comes as part of the precautionary measures taken by the Kingdom to combat the coronavirus pandemic by promoting social distancing and protecting the health and safety of students and parents.

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