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UAE Schools and Universities Will Resume Classes From February 14

In-campus classes will see a gradual return from February 14, with distance learning remaining as an option for students this academic year.

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3 February 2021

Last updated on 3 February 2021
UAE Schools and Universities Will Resume In-Campus Classes From February 14

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.

Normal classes were originally set to resume in January for all UAE schools, but got delayed twice because of the increasing Coronavirus cases.

In anticipation of in-person classes, private school regulators in Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been organising vaccination drives for school employees.

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The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai is leading a vaccination campaign for the immunisation of teachers and other school staff. According to the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), around 15,000 school staff have already received their first vaccine dose during a voluntary drive.

An official tweet from the ministry read: "The Ministry of Education stresses the importance of adhering to the application of precautionary measures and taking preventive and sanitary measures, in order to preserve the safety of the elements of the school community, and to avoid the application of laws and provisions related to this."

The UAE Ministry of Health reported 3,977 new Covid cases, 4,075 recoveries and 12 deaths.

Total confirmed tally of Coronavirus cases in the UAE is now 313,626, with 289,276 recoveries. The death toll is 878.