According to the Gulf News, Saudi Arabia’s private schools have lost 300,000 students as classes for kindergarten and elementary remain virtual.
The sudden withdrawal of such a large number of students comes as a shocker.
Investors in the private and foreign education sectors have suffered significant losses as a result of student withdrawals says Ibrahim Al Hamlan, a member of the National Committee for Education at Saudi Chambers.
The Ministry of Education on the other hand has continued to facilitate e-learning as classes remain virtual for the under 12s.
They recently announced that electronic textbooks would be distributed via the Madrasati platform to boost education quality and learning outcomes.
#Ministry_of_Education provides students with electronic textbooks for the new curricula via #Madrasati to enhance the quality of education and improve learning outcomes.https://t.co/2A89lIZ4cT pic.twitter.com/4pz7x8luRQ
— Saudi Ministry of Education (@tc_mohe) September 5, 2021