The UAE Ministry of Education, on a Thursday (April 2, 2020), has announced a ban on private tutoring in residences and educational centers with the exception of distance/remote learning. This ban aims to protect the health of students and the general public amid the pandemic.
Earlier announcements mention that all UAE schools (public and private) as well as educational institutions are to extend distance learning until the end of the academic year (June 2020).
Please see the full statement regarding this update as shared in Emirates News Agency below:
MoE bans private tutoring in residences and educational centres, remote learning exempted
The Ministry of Education, MoE, has banned until further notice all forms of remedial tutoring offered to students at private entities, residences, and educational institutions. Remote learning offered to students is exempted from this rule.
The Ministry said the decision was taken as part of preventative and precautionary measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, with the aim of protecting the health of students and the general public.
The Ministry stressed that the education sector is a priority receiving immense support from the UAE leadership, which is concertedly following up on educational developments and the future of pupils in the country.