The Ministry of Education has launched an innovative blended learning programme, “Learning Bridges”, supported by UNICEF, to help one million students recover and accelerate their learning following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Learning Bridges” is a series of weekly activities based on the core curriculum that will be distributed by schools to all students from Grades 4 to 9 to accelerate children and young people’s learning and support parents, teachers, students and communities to work together to adapt to the new normal of combining learning at home and school.

Minister of Education, Dr Tayseer Al-Nuaimi affirmed, “Learning Bridges is an innovative solution that enables students to recover and accelerate their learning whether schools are open, partially closed or closed. It does so by effectively bridging the link between home and school, technology and textbooks, knowledge and applied learning. Together with UNICEF, the Ministry is making this resource available for every teacher, parent and student from Grade 4 to 9 in Jordan.”

Representative, UNICEF Jordan, Tanya Chapuisat stated, “Children’s learning should never stop, even in the face of a global pandemic like COVID-19. UNICEF is proud to support the Ministry of Education to develop this new resource that will help recover and reimagine learning for every child.”

These activities also help to enhance educational concepts in Curriculum and addressing previous learning gaps, indicating that the initiative enables parents and teachers to support their children in compensating for educational losses.