Several Dubai schools extend remote learning for at least one more week. Few schools to reopen on Monday for on-site learning
10 January 2022, 12:00 AM
31 January 2022, 12:00 AM
Several schools in Dubai will be going online for at least one more week.
At the start of second term on January 3, 30 schools in Dubai switched to distance learning.
Zubair Ahmad, Head of Operations, Springdales School Dubai, says, "We have extended distance learning by a week to assess the situation and have asked all our students and staff to produce a negative PCR test report upon their arrival, when they rejoin on the January 17”.
Elmarie Venter, Chief Operations Officer, GEMS Education said, "GEMS Education continues to work very closely with the authorities in the UAE to keep our school communities as safe as possible following the move to distance learning.”
This comes as some schools in Dubai gear up to reopen for on-site learning on Monday Jan 10, while other schools adopt a further wait-and-watch approach for at least one more week before they resume face-to-face classes.
Parents have expressed mixed reactions to both online and on-site learning.
Some feel the resumption of face-to-face classes provides an interactive environment for students which cannot be substituted by online learning.