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Mohammed Ibrahim, Staff Reporter
The ESE called on students’ parents to co-operate with the UAE authorities concerned to implement the decision, which would reflect positively on the students, given that the school is the right incubator for their ambition and their ideal place. Returning to schools would enable the students to make optimal use of the school’s multiple facilities and the teachers to directly follow up their educational path, the ESE said.
It would also enable students to resume their activities with their peers within an educational and motivational atmosphere that preserves their safety, it added. The ESE affirmed that students’ safety is a top priority that requires full co-operation by all components of the educational community, starting from parents through to students and finally to teachers, supervisors and administrative staff.
This would subsequently contribute to achieving a safe return for students to their schools on Aug.29, 2021 to be able to smoothly follow up their educational progress, the ESE said.
The ESE said it is working to ensure that schools are ready to receive students at the beginning of the next academic year, adding that its teams are co-operating with the competent authorities to ensure that the highest levels of protection are provided for students and teaching and administrative staff for smooth resumption of the classroom education.
The ESE commended the remarkable efforts made by the concerned authorities during the past periods as they had a great effect on overcoming the pandemic and its consequences. The UAE achieved high global position in the rates of providing vaccines to all segments of society including teachers, the ESE said, adding that the teaching and administrative staff in government schools receiving vaccines totalled 72 per cent.
Recently, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) welcomed 579 students from 15 different nationalities into the pilot phase of its first Virtual Charter School, a visionary new education option for Abu Dhabi-based expatriate students from lower-income families who were financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said students of class 9 to 12 would resume studies from Jan.18, whereas the primary section up to class 8 would reopen from Jan.25. Colleges and universities are to reopen from Feb.1.
The Punjab government is keeping a close eye on coronavirus cases in the schools, Minister Murad Raas said adding that random testing was being conducted and a slight increase in numbers has been observed.
Students in the Swiss city of Basel falsified positive COVID-19 results in a bid to skip school, resulting in the entire class being put in quarantine, and now disciplinary measures against the perpetrators after the hoax was discovered.
Of the almost 2,000 samples, only 12 had antibodies, said Reinhard Berner from the University Hospital of Dresden, adding the first results gave no evidence that school children play a role in spreading the virus particularly quickly.
The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance, imprisoned an African convict for 10 years and fined him Dhs50,000 for bringing 6,250 kilogrammes of cocaine in his bag.
The airline took to the decision due to spike in coronavirus cases in Asian countries and the emergence of Delta variant.
Dubai Police arrested a European gang in less than 10 hours after they robbed a car showroom and stole jewellery and watches worth Dhs13 million.