Over 19k Saudi students enroll for distance learning

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Updated 02 June 2020

Over 19k Saudi students enroll for distance learning

  • During the past year, 50,000 students at the university benefited from the electronic services system put in place to continue courses remotely

MADINAH: Over 19,000 students have chosen to pursue their bachelor’s and master’s degrees online by joining distance learning courses at Taibah University in Madinah.
The university’s rector, Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Sarani, noted that the start of online courses for the summer semester coincided with the return to work of 50 percent of the university’s staff following the ease in restrictions implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Al-Sarani stressed the importance of adhering to all preventive measures and ensured that the university would fully comply with these.
“We will work on raising awareness and educating staff about the regulations established by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development and the Ministry of Health,” he said.
Al-Sarani also noted that the educational process during the summer semester would return to normal, helping students via remote electronic services.
During the past year, 50,000 students at the university benefited from the electronic services system put in place to continue courses remotely.


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.