Covid in UAE: On-site classes for 2021-22 academic year announced in Sharjah
The vast majority of teaching and administrative staff in the Emirate have received the Covid-19 vaccine, the authority said.
Authorities in Sharjah have announced that in-person classes will be in place for the next academic year (2021-22).
The Sharjah Private Education Authority noted that the decision was undertaken after ensuring that the vast majority of teaching and administrative staff in the Emirate have received the Covid-19 vaccine.
It further stated that all measures are being ensured to provide a healthy and safe environment for students and teachers alike.
The authority has been working on developing a well-studied mechanism that will allow schools to resume on-campus classes after applying the necessary safety protocols.
Since September last year, over 2,000 inspections have been conducted at schools in the Emirate, reported Al Bayan.
The authority has also launched an electronic platform to monitor infected cases in educational institutions on a daily basis.
Muhaditha Al Hashimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Private Education Authority, said that several quality ideas and initiatives contributed to the success of the education system, both in-person and remote. They also contributed to the decision to return to the on-site education model.
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