In-person classes will resume in Kurdistan Region on Sunday: teachers’ union

Following lengthy suspension
Students wearing facemasks to guard against COVID-19 (File)

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SULAIMANI — Head of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union-Erbil Branch Essa Hussein said on Saturday (May 15) that in-person classes will resume at schools in the Kurdistan Region on Sunday at the conclusion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Hussein said that schools will implement a rotation system where some grades will take three days of lessons in the classroom, followed by the remaining grades who will take classes during the remaining three days of the school week.

On March 10, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) decided to suspended in-person classes and switched back to online learning for almost all grades, saying that the move was necessary because of a new wave of coronavirus infections.

This academic year, twelfth-grade students have been allowed to take in-person lessons owing to the importance of their end-of-year exams, which determine whether they will be admitted to university.

Hussein said that students, teachers, and staff will be required to follow public health guidelines.

(NRT Digital Media)