BREAKING: UAE suspends all schools for a month due to COVID-19

To all parents and students, please be advised of this recent announcement by the UAE Ministry of Education. Schools and universities will be closed for a month according to the Ministry.

This announcement was made as part of the efforts of the UAE government to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Schools will be closed starting Sunday – March 8, 2020 and will continue to close for four weeks. This covers both public and private schools, including higher institutions.

Spring break was supposed to begin on March 29, 2020, but will be moved at an earlier date due to the outbreak.

NO School for Four Weeks in UAE Due to COVID-19

The Ministry mentions that the vacation period will be used to conduct continuous cleansing and cleaning operations for school facilities, universities, and school buses, taking into account all other considerations that ensure the provision of an ideal and healthy learning environment

Please see the said Tweet by @MOEducationUAE below:

Below is the English Translation by Google:

schools closed for one month uae

Below is the Tweet that mentions that the decision to shut down includes all schools – private and government.

Below is the English Translation by Google:

uae private government schools closeBelow is a Tweet from Emirates News Agency regarding the school closure announcement:

Below is the English Translation by Google:

wam news no school for one month

Please stay tuned for more details.

Ministry of Education to begin Distance Learning Initiative

In another announcement, the Ministry of Education will be initiating a Distance Learning project through its website for all government schools in the country and will begin on March 4-5, 2020.

The ministry has called on parents to create an appropriate learning environment at home by providing internet services, other distance education resources like computers, tablets, and smart phones. Parents are also advised to encourage students’ practice distance learning as per the subject and time schedule approved by their schools.


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