Coronavirus: Dubai students can opt for distance learning in new term

The previous school term in the UAE was also carried out through distance learning in a bid to limit the coronavirus outbreak

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Secondary students gather on stage ahead of their weekly assembly meeting on the last week of the school term in Wellington International School in Dubai.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Secondary students gather on stage ahead of their weekly assembly meeting on the last week of the school term in Wellington International School in Dubai.

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Parents who are not comfortable sending their children to Dubai schools in the new academic year can opt for their wards to continue distance learning, Khaleej Times can reveal.


Students were earlier required to receive some form of in-class learning once classes resume from August 30.

In a recent circular sent to school principals, Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said, "While face-to-face learning remains the preferred education model, we understand that different parents have different views, especially in the first phases of re-opening. As a temporary measure, schools can and should provide 100 per cent distance learning provision in the new academic year to parents who request it. This is intended to help ease parents and children into an eventual return to face-to-face learning.

The previous school term in the UAE was also carried out through distance learning in a bid to limit the coronavirus outbreak.

The confirmation comes after Abu Dhabi's Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi (ADEK) allowed its schools to opt for distance learning during the upcoming school term.

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