UAE adopts remote education system for schools, universities due to spike in COVID mutants
The UAE has adopted measures to shift schools and universities for online learning due to the spike in COVID-19 cases.
The authorities made the statement during a media briefing on the latest development on COVID-19.
The health experts said, “In the context of following up on the developments of the situation and to facilitate the safe return to schools, we would like to announce that it has been decided to transfer studies in the UAE to the distance education system during the first two weeks of the second semester, starting from the third of next January.”
The decision includes schools, universities and training centers at the state level.
The authorities said, "We affirm the readiness of the educational sector in the country in the face of any emergency situation to continue the educational process in the best way, through continuous reading of the data and developments of the crisis to support decisions."
Work is constantly being done to review the epidemiological situation and its developments, especially during the current period, in order to facilitate the process of safe return and to ensure public health and the health and safety of students, teachers and administrative staff in educational facilities.
With regard to specializations that depend on practical application, laboratories and clinical training in universities and training centers, it was decided to apply hybrid education.