The Minister of Education in the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), Huda Al-Absi, said that schools, institutes, and universities in the liberated areas have started using online education system in line with instructions from the Ministry of Health and the decision by SIG’s Head Abdurrahman Mustafa. The step came as one of several measures SIG is taking to prevent outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Al-Absi said that the Ministry has instructed education officials in the liberated areas to move from classroom learning to online learning and to take the appropriate measures for the benefit of students.
She pointed out that school principals created virtual classrooms on mobile applications, with each room made up of the school principal, the instructor, as well as the parents of students. She added that the teachers are either giving virtual lessons or recording lessons and sending them to the virtual classrooms at a predefined time. The teacher would then respond to questions by students and elaborate on the ideas that need further explanation and clarification.
With regard to universities, Al-Absi pointed out that professors are recording lectures and sharing them with students via online platforms and mobile applications.
Al-Absi indicated that the Ministry has recently agreed with the Digital School to use educational videos and air them on the Aleppo Today TV channel. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)