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As fighting rages in Egypt's north Sinai, students get lessons online

Schools are closed while Sinai is rocked by fighting during an anti-terrorism operation, and a new online program is helping students continue learning while they wait for calm to return.
Military forces look on in North Sinai, Egypt, December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RC11222FB880
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The Egyptian Ministry of Education has created a program called Online Tutor to help north Sinai students study online while classes in the region are suspended indefinitely, casualties of the ongoing anti-terrorism operation in the Sinai Peninsula.

The Education Ministry announced in a Feb. 10 statement that classes would be suspended in north Sinai until further notice to facilitate the national anti-terrorism mission.

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