The Minister of Education in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Alan Hama Saeed, announced today, Sunday, that the ministry is seeking to reopen the doors of its schools and institutes after Eid al-Fitr, warning at the same time of a fate similar to India in the event of non-compliance with the procedures, health, and preventive measures.
Hama Saeed said during a press conference in the city of Sulaymaniyah that "the closure of schools has become a global phenomenon that is not limited to the region," adding that "addressing this problem may take a long time if the virus remained for years, and it is not easy."
He added that "at the forefront of the Ministry of Education's priorities is to preserve the lives and safety of two million students, as well as teachers and employees working in the educational sector, pointing out that "the ministry did not close schools unnecessarily, but relied on the reports of the Ministry of Health."
"We will not open the doors of schools if we are not completely sure of the preventive measures and measures, and we will not risk the lives of two million students, teachers, and employees," Hama Saeed added.
The Ministry of Education in the Kurdistan Region decided to close schools after the Newroz holidays as a result of an increase in the coronavirus cases in the autonomous region.
The Ministry of Health in the Kurdistan Region so far has recorded 151,257 coronavirus cases, while the recovery from the infection is 128,353.