All Abu Dhabi Students Can Resume Campus Learning From January 2021 |

All Abu Dhabi Students Can Resume Campus Learning From January 2021

Private schools in Abu Dhabi will resume full-time, in-class lessons starting next year

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3 November 2020

Last updated on 4 November 2020
All Abu Dhabi Students Can Resume Campus Learning From January 2021

The decision will have all private school students returning to their campuses in the second semester.

Abu Dhabi private schools will begin having classrooms full of students starting January 2021, confirmed the Abu Dhabi Media Office on Twitter.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee for the Covid-19 pandemic and the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) have agreed that private schools in the capital will welcome all students back to classrooms next year.

In March, the UAE suspended in-class learning and switched to remote learning for pupils, as a safety precaution due to the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Schools reopened on August 30 in phases and offered blended learning options for parents and pupils.

As per the latest official announcement, all private school students in Abu Dhabi from all grade levels will be returning to their classrooms in January.

ADEK has begun coordinating with school staff on the new norms to be followed as campuses reopen in full strength. This is to ensure a smooth and safe return for all, in adherence to strict Coronavirus measures.

The post read: "The Department of Education and Knowledge will coordinate with private schools and support them in implementing the necessary preventive and precautionary measures to maintain the health and safety of students and staff."

Teachers and other school staff must undergo a Covid-19 test once every two weeks.

Officials have yet to confirm if Abu Dhabi students will need to take a swab test as well before returning.

The UAE reported 1,008 new Covid-19 cases, 1,466 recoveries and six deaths. Total number of cases now stands at 135,141, out of which 132,024 successfully recovered.

The death toll is at 497.