All UAE schools and universities will continue distance learning until the end of the academic year.
Schools and universities across the UAE were initially closed on March 8 for a period of four weeks as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The Ministry of Education announced that all public and private schools and higher education facilities will remain closed until the end of the academic year across the UAE.
Extension of Distance Learning until the end of the academic year. pic.twitter.com/uKI8vqMtmh— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) March 30, 2020
Under the directives of the #UAE Cabinet, the implementation of the distance learning system will continue throughout the 2019-2020 academic year at all private & public schools and higher education institutions in the UAE.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 30, 2020
Educational facilities will continue to work using distance learning systems.
According to the announcement made on social media, the decision was made “in response to the exceptional circumstances and national efforts to adopt the best mechanisms to preserve society”.
وزارة التربية والتعلم تقرر استمرار تطبيق نظام التعلم عن بعد، حتى نهاية العام الدراسي الحالي 2019-2020 ويشمل القرار جميع المدارس الحكومية والخاصة ومؤسسات التعليم العالي على مستوى الدولة. #التعلم_عن_بعد_الإمارات#بيئة_تعليمية_آمنة #dl_moeuae #وزارة_التربية_والتعليم_الإمارات pic.twitter.com/b5aVoSp5qI— وزارة التربية (@MOEducationUAE) March 30, 2020
More announcements will be made and shared with school and universities and students and parents in the coming weeks.