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Oman: Schools to reopen with COVID-19 protocols

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Schools in Oman could reopen to as low as just 16 students per classroom, according to plans devised by the Ministry of Education, to minimise the spread of COVID-19 among children and staff.

Once schools reopen, lessons will be taught to students in a blended format, which will combine online learning with physical teaching in the classroom.

With the aim being to achieve a physical distance of 1.5 metres between students, all core academic subjects will be taught in the classroom, while other subjects can be taught remotely.

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Educational bodies will be offered the flexibility to adapt to the physical presence of students at school to suit their needs, and health protocols will be applied in all schools to ensure the safety of students.

In keeping with the measures introduced by the Ministry of Education, Indian and Pakistan Schools have also developed study plans.

The Ministry of Education has devised a training plan for teachers to make the transition from traditional to blended education. Teacher training will begin once they return to school on September 17 to prepare for the upcoming academic term.

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