Oman to reopen schools on September 12


The new academic year in Oman will begin on September 12 as more and more students and teaching staff get vaccinated and new COVID-19 infections are on the decline, local media reported.

According to the Ministry of Education, the school resumption will be conditional on strict adherence of COVID-19 protocol. The academic year will end on July 7, 2022.

For grades 1 to 6, a blended education system – a combination of in-person and online classes – will be followed. Low-density schools (with no more than 20 students in a class) will follow the direct education system in which students attend classes on all school days.

As for grades 7 to 11, the traditional educational system will be followed. However, schools with over 30 students to a class will follow the blended education system. Meanwhile, Grade 12 will follow the traditional education system.

The Sultanate ended the last academic year early in May, following a spike in coronavirus infections. The new decision was based on the latest epidemiological situation as COVID-19 infections in the country saw significant decline.

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