Schools in Oman have reopened

Kids can go back to their classrooms after months of distance learning

Schools in Oman have reopened

Schools across Oman have finally re-opened.

Some 675,000 students were welcomed back to their classrooms this morning for the first time since schools closed back in March.

After the pandemic forced them to close pupils switched to distance learning programmes.

Classes for primary and secondary school kids have resumed for face-to-face learning however, some students will carry on with distance education while others will opt for a blended for of learning.

Primary school students (Years one to four) do not need to wear masks, as recommended by the World Health Organisation, while the Ministry of Education will be providing hand sanitisers and thermometers for temperature checks to be carried out on students.

Pupils should have started the new academic year at school in September, but the Ministry of Education announced that bilingual schools, community schools and those following international curriculum would continue online education until Sunday November 1.

For the full story on the 2020/2021 academic schedule, click here

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