The UAE Ministry of Education has announced the temporary closure of all schools, colleges, and universities for four weeks.
3 March 2020| Last updated on 15 March 2020
The decision was made as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus.
Public and private school, university, and college students across the UAE will have an early start to their spring vacation this year, as the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced the official temporary closure of all schools from Sunday, March 8.
Classes will resume after four weeks, as part of the Ministry's "preventive and precautionary measures to ensure the safety of students and is in line with efforts and measures taken at the national level, aimed at reducing the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19)."
According to the official statement, the break applies to both private and public schools and higher education institutions across the country.
In the meantime, all schools and colleges will undergo a sterilisation programme during the month-long break. This will include thorough disinfection of school facilities, buses, and premises, as per the global health requirements and precautions set in place to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.