Coronavirus: UAE schools reopening rules across country

Dubai - Students to return to school from February 14.

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(KT file photo used for illustrative purpose)
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Published: Wed 3 Feb 2021, 1:17 PM

The UAE never let the Covid-19 pandemic affect its education process. Even as schools shut as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, classes went online.


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Now that the country is gradually recovering from the pandemic, education authorities are putting in place measures to help children return to schools.

>> Public schools

The Ministry of Education has announced the gradual and phased return of in-person classes for all academic levels in public schools across the emirates, starting from February 14.

In a statement, the ministry said that distance learning will remain available as an option until the end of the school year.

Hybrid learning, where students have a choice to combine both traditional classroom experiences or attend virtually from home, will remain available to offer further flexibility.

>> Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved the resumption of in-classroom education for all grades in Abu Dhabi schools from February 14.

E-learning is an option until the end of the school year.

>> Dubai

All private schools in Dubai had reopened us usual after the winter break on January 3.

Parents can choose between in-person classes, virtual learning or hybrid for their wards.

>> Sharjah

Private Sharjah schools resumed classes for around 170,000 students earlier this month.

However, nearly 90 per cent remained in distance learning.

Parents can easily switch between their kids’ learning modes in the middle of the school year.

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