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PAAET reverses decision on distance learning for summer semester

The cancellation of the distance-learning decision was welcomed by academics and activists, who praised PAAET's commitment to achieving quality education and prioritizing the interests of students.

PAAET Director Dr. Hassan Al-Fijam has decided to resume in-person classes at the authority’s colleges and institutes starting Tuesday, for the remainder of the 2024/2023 academic year.

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) initially decided to implement distance learning for the remainder of the summer semester. However, this decision faced criticism from academics and activists, who argued that distance learning would compromise the quality of education.

In a commendable move, PAAET has reversed its decision. PAAET Director Dr. Hassan Al-Fijam has announced that in-person classes at the authority’s colleges and institutes will resume starting tomorrow, Tuesday, and will continue until the end of the 2024/2023 summer semester.

According to Al-Qabas newspaper, PAAET is still urging cooperation and commitment to rationalizing the use of electricity in offices, halls, buildings, and facilities affiliated with the authority during working hours from 11 am to 5 pm.

This is in line with the general direction of the state to conserve electricity and reduce consumption.

The cancellation of the distance-learning decision was welcomed by academics and activists, who praised PAAET’s commitment to achieving quality education and prioritizing the interests of students. They commended PAAET’s willingness to listen to the demands of specialists in the field.





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