The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) stressed the need for all administrative and teaching bodies and students in all - governmental and private - nurseries, kindergartens and schools to conduct a Rapid Antigen Test at home or one of the designated centers, with a maximum of 48 hours before school starts.
MOEHE pointed out that this test is required at the beginning of the new academic year and not weekly.
This came in a statement issued by the MOEHE Wednesday, based on its ongoing preparations for the 2022/2023 academic year, its efforts to combat the COVID-19 spread and in light of the current health indicators of the pandemic in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health.
The ministry said that a negative result is needed to grant entry to schools, pointing out that if the result came positive, the nearest health center must be visited and followed preventive measures in this regard should be applied.
Also, the ministry underlined the obligation of administrative and teaching staff, and students to wear masks while in schools and higher education institutions and their various facilities, according to the Cabinet decision in this regard. MOEHE underscored the commitment of the administrative and teaching staff in schools and higher education institutions, in addition to students of higher education institutions, to show green EHTERAZ status before entering schools and higher education institutions.
In its statement, the MOEHE stressed its keenness and commitment to the continuation of the educational process in proportion to all circumstances, emphasizing the obligation to implement preventive measures for students, administrative staff, and teaching cadres by the approved protocols in this regard.
The ministry called on parents and students to adhere to preventive measures to protect their health in a way that contributes to the continuation of the educational process regularly.