Combating Covid-19: UAE education group waives transport fees
Classes remain suspended as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19.
By Staff Report
Published: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1:15 PM
Last updated: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 7:25 PM
UAE-based Pace Education Group has waived off transport fees, with education having gone online. The group operates six schools in the country.
As Khaleej Times reported earlier this week, parents had raised concerns about paying transportation and uniform fees in addition to full tuition fees. Students across the country are continuing their education via e-learning as actual classes remain suspended as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19.
Dr P. A. Ibrahim, Pace group chairman, said the move would reduce the burden on parents "during these trying times of Covid-19".
Earlier this week, the Emirates National Schools board of directors exempted parents from paying transportation and nutrition fees.
Popular UAE school bus services operator School Transport Services also said it would not charge bus fees if schools don't reopen from April.
The Ministry of Education announced on Monday that the distance education scheme has been extended until the end of the academic year.