Tehran (IP) – Iran's acting education minister elaborated on how the Ministry has made ceaseless efforts to continue the education by prioritizing students' health.

Iran PressIran news: During the new school year beginning ceremony, Alireza Kazemi stated that despite two years of COVID-19 outbreak, relentless efforts had been carried out to continue training at any level.

"We hope that with all the necessary arrangements, this year we will have students in the school through the 'LMS', and the 'Shad' networks, as well as physical presence," Kazemi noted.

"Though two consecutive years of the coronavirus pandemic has challenged the country's economy, we under no circumstances allow education to be damaged or halted," said the educational official.

He stated that teachers' vaccination had been finished, and there was no worry.

Emphasizing students' health as the education ministry's priority, the education acting minister pointed out that school reopening is varied in different parts of the country, depending on the COVID status.

"We have tried to create the conditions for attendance from sparsely populated schools according to the standards of the Ministry of Health; schools that face larger populations with a combined face-to-face and cyberspace approach, and schools that have a high population of students gradually will begin their activities," Kazemi said.

"In the world, the last place that was shut down were schools, and the first place that will be reopened are schools, and now 110 countries kicked off their face-to face education," he added.

"Our slogan for the school year is ensuring health, continuing education, and also improving education quality which is our grand strategy," Kazemi highlighted.

The new school year began with the school bell ringing by the acting Education Minister Alireza Kazemi in Tehran.


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