In-classroom learning resumes from 14 February

DG Staff

ABU DHABI 4 February 2021: The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, has approved the resumption of in-classroom education for all grades in Abu Dhabi schools from 14th February, while keeping e-learning as an option until the end of the school year.

In a statement the committee said it “has approved a preventive protocol specific to the schooling community, encompassing academic and administrative staff and students, to be implemented until the end of the school year.”

It also pointed out that 60 percent of educators and school staff have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine during the ten-day vaccination campaign held across Abu Dhabi between 17th-26th January, said Wam.

It added, “The committee, in coordination with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, has reviewed, evaluated and updated existing precautionary measures to adapt to Covid-19 related developments and ensure the safety of students and academic and administrative staff.

“The Committee has also held workshops with operators to increase awareness of the updated protocol and ensure compliance when students return to schools.”

Phased return to schools from February 14: Education Ministry

The Ministry of Education, in coordination with the Emirates Schools Establishment, yesterday announced the gradual and phased return of in-person classes for all academic levels in public schools across the emirates, starting from February 14th, 2021.

In a statement, the ministry also said that distance learning will remain available as an option until the end of the school year.

It added that the decision was made based on the recommendations of the relevant authorities following the analysis of the health situation and after taking into account the wishes of the parents of students, as they are essential partners in the process.

It further stated that hybrid learning, where students have a choice to combine both traditional classroom experiences or attend virtually from home, will remain available to offer further flexibility.

The ministry renewed its call on the importance of adhering to precautionary measures set to limit the spread of Covid-19.

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