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Saudi: Plans begin for August 30 ‘back to school day’

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Saudi parents, children, teachers and education chiefs began preparations for the new post-coronavirus school year to begin on Aug. 30.

Education Minister Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh held a virtual meeting to discuss preparations for the big return.

The minister called for the completion of all maintenance and operational work at schools and educational facilities in preparation for the new term, with full provision of hygiene equipment and sanitizers, and access to books and educational materials. He also urged investment in teacher training on remote education programs.

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The Kingdom closed schools and universities on March 9 as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, and introduced remote learning systems.



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