The UAE Ministry of Education denies false information circulating on social media and news outlets about the academic year ending.
12 March 2020| Last updated on 12 March 2020
Online rumours confirmed as "inaccurate" by local authorities.
As schools, nurseries, universities, and colleges across the country temporarily close for four weeks as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus, staff turns to e-learning to help avoid disruptions to students' education.
The UAE Ministry of Education calls on schools to implement a mandatory distance learning system two weeks after the start of spring break.
This week, however, news began to circulate on social media and media outlets that all schools and universities are expected to continue distance learning until June 2020, and that the academic year will soon end due to Covid-19 concerns.
On Wednesday March 11, the Ministry of Education took to their official Twitter account to dispel these rumours, stating: "The Ministry of Education termed what is being circulated on social media and across media outlets about its intention to end the academic year and continue the distance e-learning system till the end of the school year as ''inaccurate''."