MoH stresses importance of keeping schools open

January 08, 2022

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — The spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdali said that experts and specialists in the Kingdom stress the importance of returning to schools and its continuity for male and female students at all academic levels.

“Education is an important matter, and we are pleased that our sons and daughters are returning to in-person education, and they have returned with protocols carried out by our colleagues in the Ministry of Education alongside the Ministry of Health, the Public Health Authority and other supporting bodies,” Al-Abdali said during a televised interview on Saturday.

“Thanks to implementing precautionary protocols and measures in schools, we witnessed a safe, successful and healthy return for our sons and daughters.”

He explained that experts and specialists in the Kingdom stress the importance of this return, and its continuity, which is important for their health, and this is what experts in the world are doing.

He reiterated that the ministry will take all steps what serves the interest of society.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has recommended opening schools for children this year.

The UN body said on its Twitter account: “The year 2022 cannot be another year of disruption to learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We must put education and the best interests of children first.”

“Let’s keep schools open to every child, everywhere,” the organization added.

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