Private schools in Bahrain offering online learning

There are 76 schools taking part

Private schools in Bahrain offering online learning

There are seventy-six private schools in Bahrain offering online learning for their students.

The move comes after Bahrain's Ministry of Education (MOE) put contingency measures in place to cope with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Schools are using the likes of Google Class Room, Olive System, Modle, Plus Portals, Zoom and Classera for the virtual lessons.

Private Education Acting Director Amal Al-Kaabi said that the ministry had taken a string of measures to ensure learning continues for private school students during the closure.

Students have a weekly lesson programme, plus extracurricular material, including videos and other activities.

Al-Kaabi said assessment will be linked to international standards, rather than the schools' usual methods and international exams for the secondary stage have either been cancelled or postponed and international assessors are currently working out the best way to evaluate the children.

She said: “These parties analyse students’ previous results, the school data for each subject in addition to the external correction by the institution to the students’ work.

For schools applying the Indian and Pakistani curricula, whose school year ended during the suspension period (March 2020), they based their evaluation of grades (1-8) on the results of the first and the second semesters, in addition to the monthly exams for the third semester, after securing the ministry’s approval.

Private schools that are not linked to international standards will assess students' grades for the second or third semester, monthly exam scores before the school closure and calculate work done during the distance learning period.

Another group of private schools have submitted their proposals for evaluation to the MOE.

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