Continuation of remote learning sparks unease

SourceJordan Times
SectorEducation
CountryJordan

AMMAN  — The government decision to continue with remote learning for school children have drawn ire from parents, teachers and students. The National Campaign for the Rights of Students “Thabahtuna” warns that the continuation of distance learning in the second semester due to the epidemiological situation is “unacceptable”, taking into account “the loss for primary level students”, according to a statement on its Facebook page. According to the statement, Thabahtuna is not in favour of the decision made by the Ministry of Education to suspend in-class education for the 10th and 11th grade students for a week. The campaign considered that the decision reflected “a formal trend” towards continuing distance learning throughout the second semester, and it would appear that it would later include students in the primary level and Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate Examination), who gradually returned to schools two weeks ago, according to the statement. “I am constantly on my nerves, which is affecting my work,” Alia Rabie, a working mother...read more...