Bahrain Rejects Reports of Virtual Classes During Ramadan

The Education Ministry yesterday rejected claims of shifting to online classes during Ramadan, terming such reports as ‘false’. The ministry said it had not taken any such decision allowing schools here to switch to remote learning during the blessed month, the ministry statement said.

The ministry also said that in-person classes are to continue as planned. Reports have said that the Council of Representatives of Bahrain has approved a motion led by Mohammad Al Rifaee, Vice-Chairman of the Finance and Economic Affairs Committee, for remote learning during Ramadan.

Al Rifaee was quoted as saying: “The move to remote education will not only ease traffic congestion but also provide students with a comfortable learning environment, particularly during the period of fasting.”

He said: “Bahrain has already proven its ability to deliver a strong online education experience, and this move will only enhance the student’s learning experience during Ramadan.”

However, the Ministry of Education said there is no such decision and called on students and parents to obtain all information regarding the educational process and school through official channels of the education ministry.

The Holy Month is expected to start on the 23rd of next month and ends on the 20th of April. Bahrain returned to in-person schooling in August last year after a long hiatus since the shifting to virtual classes in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


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