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Morocco Cancels In-Person Education in Sidi Yahia El Gharb

October 16, 2020

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The Ministry of Education announced on Saturday that in-person education in Sidi Yahia El Gharb, a city in north-west Morocco near Kenitra, is postponed until further notice.

The decision is due to the emergence of a new COVID-19 hotspot in the Atlantic Free industrial zone and a worsening epidemiological situation in the city.

The ministry will decide when in-person education is possible depending on the evolution of COVID-19 in Sidi Yahia El Gharb.

Educational institutions in the area will adopt distance education for all school levels. Classes will begin Monday, September 7.

Later, Morocco’s Ministry of Education announced in a press release on Sunday its decision to implement remote education for schools that are located in COVID-19 hotspots.

Remote education will concern public and private schools, as well as foreign mission schools, in neighborhoods that the Ministry of Health considers COVID-19 hotspots due to major outbreaks in infections.

Students who are registered to attend school in COVID-19 hotspots will not join their classmates until the health situation in the area improves.

The ministry’s remote education decision also concerns students who have a confirmed COVID-19 carrier in their household. These students will not be permitted to attend in-person lessons until their household is free of the virus.

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