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Posted On: 10 August 2022 05:00 pm
Updated On: 10 August 2022 05:14 pm

Staff and students must take Rapid Antigen Test before the start of school year

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) has announced that based on the ongoing preparations for the academic year 2022/2023 and based on the efforts of the MOEHE in combating the spread of coronavirus, in light of the current health indicators of the virus, after coordination with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), it was decided that:

  • All the staff (administrative, teaching, and students) in all government and private nurseries, kindergartens, and schools must take the Rapid Antigen Test at home or at one of the designated centres no later than 48 hours before the start of the school year. It should be noted that this examination is only required once, at the start of the academic year, and not on a weekly basis.
  • To gain entrance to schools and higher education institutions, you must show a negative test result. If the result is positive, you must visit the nearest health centre and follow the precautionary measures established in this regard.
  • According to the Council of Ministers' decision, all the staff (administrative and teaching, as well as students) must wear masks while in schools and higher education institutions, as well as in their various facilities.
  • Employees' commitment to showing the Ehteraz app (in Green) before entering schools and higher education institutions.​

On this occasion, the Ministry affirms its keenness and commitment to continuing the educational process and adapting to all circumstances, with a particular emphasis on implementing precautionary measures for students and administrative and teaching staff per the approved protocols.

The Ministry also encourage parents and students to take precautionary measures to protect their health to keep the educational process running smoothly regularly.

Source: MOEHE
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