Heavy rains in UAE: Remote learning advisories issued for private, public schools, universities

The decision takes into consideration the needs of parents, staff and students

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Published: Sat 10 Feb 2024, 9:11 PM

Last updated: Sun 11 Feb 2024, 1:40 PM

Private schools, nurseries, and universities have been advised by the KHDA to offer distance learning options to students on Monday, February 12.

Amid unstable weather conditions, the authority has advised institutions to consider flexible learning options, keeping in mind the needs of parents, staff and students.

Government schools on the other hand have been ordered to conduct mandatory distance learning for students on Monday, taking into account the turbulent weather conditions.

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The Ministry of Education has also issued a notice for distance learning in all federal higher education institutions on Monday, February 12. Private universities have been advised to assess the situation according to regions and circumstances, taking into account the interests of students and study requirements.

The educational authority in Ajman has declared distance learning for all private schools on Monday.

The local emergency, crisis and disaster team in Ras Al Khaimah decided to transfer government schools to distance learning on Monday in order to preserve the safety of the administrative and teaching staff, as well as students.

Due to the weather conditions and fluctuations in the country, the local emergency, crisis and disaster team in Ras Al Khaimah decided to transfer and transfer distance learning in government schools in the emirate on Monday, February 12, 2024, in order to preserve the safety of the administrative and teaching staff and our students.

In light of the changing weather conditions in the country the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has held a series of meetings. Earlier this week, an alert was also issued for rainfall of varying intensity, lightning, thunder, and possibly hail in some areas from Sunday to Tuesday.

The authority has reaffirmed that precautionary measures are being implemented and has said that the nation is prepared to deal with the upcoming dip in temperatures. The NCEMA also issued an advisory.

The advisory informed residents to adhere to safety protocol, especially in areas prone to heavy rainfall. It also asked motorists to exercise extreme caution, avoid water channels, flood-prone paths and water terrains.

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