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    Saudi Arabian boy takes distance learning to new heights

    A Saudi Arabian boy has taken distance learning to new heights by attending his classes atop the Huroob mountains in the Kingdom’s Jazan region.

    In a photo taken by Saudi Arabian photographer Hassan Hoorbi, a young boy, wearing a traditional flower crown, is sitting on the edge of a cliff in Jazan with the scenic landscape behind him.

    Jazan lies in the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia, just north of the border with Yemen.

    Social media users shared the image online, praising the boy for his determination to learn and admiring the mountainous background.

    Schools across Saudi Arabia have shifted their classes online as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

    Distance learning in the Kingdom will continue for the first seven weeks of the new academic year and a return to classrooms will be reviewed later on, the Ministry of Education said.

    The ministry had in August announced the test launch of its new Madrasati (My School) online platform that will facilitate distance learning for students and teachers in the upcoming academic year.

    The platform allows teachers to set up virtual classes and offers students the ability to create presentations, view educational videos, and access textbooks and courses online.

    Source: Al Arabiya

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