Cairo: Schools in Bahrain will stop issuing paper examination results and instead send them online as part of the country's efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Minister of Education Majid Bin Ali has said.
"In light of the ministry's keenness to implement precautionary and preventive measures against the coronavirus and observe social distancing, specialists at the ministry have been directed to replace the usual distribution of paper school results with the electronic service," the minister added, according to Bahraini newspaper Akhbar Al Khaleej.
The exam results will be available at the educational portal edunet.bh for all grades, the minister said.
A new electronic service has also been devised, enabling students of the third intermediate and secondary schools to receive their certificates via their emails on Microfost365 account that was used during the virtual teaching classes, he added. Similarly, graduation and good conduct certificates will be sent to high-school leavers.
If students encounter any difficulty in accessing the service, they can seek help from the technical support service at the ministry's information systems department on No 17278777 during the official working hours, according to Nawal Al Khater, the ministry's assistant undersecretary for planning and information.
Bahrain so far has recorded 23,062 coronavirus cases, including 67 deaths.