Jordan gov’t announcement on remote learning draws mixed reactions


AMMAN — The government’s announcement regarding the suspension of in-class education in public and private schools for two weeks stirred mixed reactions on social media between supporters who are afraid the virus will infect their children and backlash from those who seem more concerned about their children’s education.“The government has finally acted with wisdom because school students are among the most vulnerable segment to get infected, especially because there is no physical distancing or commitment to health instructions,” Imtiyaz Khather wrote on Facebook.As the decision excluded Tawjihi students and students from the first to the third grade, Esraa Zaqout commented: “Why are the first three grades and Tawjihi excluded from the decision? Are they not to be afraid about them as well?”Waed Mohammad replied: “The first grades are important to more...