Riyadh, The United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ambassador Natalie Faustia, confirmed that the Kingdom succeeded in distance education during the coronavirus pandemic and was able to continue the educational process of more than six million students without interruption, as well as to create interactive tools and solutions such as Madrasati platform and the availability of 23 educational channels, and an online channel on YouTube.
On the occasion of World Education Day, Natalie said that the Kingdom’s transfer of distance education within hours of the suspension of studies represents a distinguished success story, calling for studying and documenting the experience gained by the Kingdom in distance education, the elements that made it successful despite the pandemic circumstances, and how to continue promoting these new methods.
She added that the United Nations in the Kingdom is very happy to notice satellite channels free of charge for classrooms, including three special channels for students with disabilities, as disability inclusion is a major focus of the United Nations at the global level.
She also indicated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s government has made the country and its youths able to compete in the national, regional and global labor markets, by emphasizing the importance of education.
Source: Saudi Press Agency