Most private schools in Bahrain to reduce tuition fees or postpone payments

Of 76 schools, 73 have agreed to ease burdens in light of the coronavirus pandemic

Most private schools in Bahrain to reduce tuition fees or postpone payments

Most private schools in Bahrain have agreed to reduce tuition fees or postpone payments to ease the burden on parents in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Of 76 private schools in the Kingdom, 73 have agreed to make payment reductions or postponements to help those affected.

Schools, universities and kindergartens across Bahrain have been closed since February 26, with learning moving online.

Since then, students have been using teaching tools including Microsoft Teams and TV lessons.

All exams have been cancelled, and children will instead take part in continuous assessments during remote learning for grading.

Amal Al Kaabi, Acting Director of Private Education Department at the Ministry of Education, said, “The Department of Private Education has exerted special efforts to reach this positive result following intense communication with the private schools and holding three meetings for this purpose, which led to an increase in the number of schools committed to reducing or providing facilities to parents, especially following the Cabinet’s decision regarding cooperation from schools.”

The three schools which did not reduce fees said they could not commit to reductions because of their difficult financial situations.

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