The Ministry of Education has provided 1,162 online lessons in the second semester through the application of Microsoft Teams, the Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Information at the ministry has said.

The ministry has opted for virtual classrooms following the shutting down of schools in late February to help stem the spread of the Coronavirus.

"The interaction of students in the major virtual classes has reached very high levels with a daily student participation average reaching 32,000," Nawal Al Khater said.

All students taking the lessons have accounts that enable them to use all Microsoft 365 applications and benefit from the lessons provided by the teachers carefully selected to teach the 92 courses included in the application.

Other educational tools activated by the ministry to ensure the sustainability of the educational process include the educational portal and digital educational content on the ministry’s website and the televised lessons broadcast on Bahrain TV and posted on the ministry’s YouTube account, she added.