Abu Dhabi school students who are in grade 6 and above will adopt 100% full time distance learning, announced the Abu Dhabi Media Office
23 September 2020| Last updated on 23 September 2020
The decision was made as part of the UAE's preventive measures against Covid-19
On Tuesday, the Abu Dhabi Media Office tweeted that all school students who are in grade 6 and above in the capital will resume distance learning from home.
The new move applies to middle and high school students in Abu Dhabi, to ensure their safety and reduce the spread of the outbreak.
The official post read: "The Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Committee resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi announced the continuation of distance learning for sixth graders/seventh year and above, after continuous follow-up of the preventive measures applied and in the interest of students' health and safety."
Students who are in grades 9 - 12, or years 10 to 13, will have the option attend direct in-person classes at school campuses. This applies to those who will take international exams that will qualify them for entering universities, in accordance with the entry requirements.
Schools across the country reopened for the new 2020/2021 academic year on August 31. Parents were given the option to choose 100 per cent distance learning for their children or hybrid learning.
UAE health authorities reported 852 new Covid-19 cases, 939 recoveries and zero deaths. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 86,447.
Since the outbreak reached the country, 76,025 people have covered in the UAE.
The coronavirus death toll reached 405.