In-campus classes will see a gradual return from February 14, with distance learning remaining as an option for students this academic year.
3 February 2021| Last updated on 3 February 2021
Students in the UAE will be off to classes for the first time since March last year.
All schools, colleges and universities will return to in-classroom lessons in phases from February 14, 2021, confirmed the UAE Ministry of Education on Wednesday. This applies to all grades in both public and private institutions.
However, remote learning will remain available in Abu Dhabi until the end of the current academic year, with ministry officials "taking into account the importance of coordination between parents and school principals."
In Dubai, private schools resumed in-person classes in August with some schools closing due to an increase in infections.
Students' return to classrooms will be staggered, with schools expected to maintain a blended learning system. In response to the latest Covid-19 developments in the UAE, safety measures in schools have been reviewed and updated, and will continue to be updated throughout the school year as the situation is monitored.