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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
All the schools in Abu Dhabi has been told to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 precautionary measures as all educational institutions in the emirate get ready to welcome students from Sunday.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has asked all schools to submit daily compliance self-check reports to it and fines for non-compliance violations range from Dhs10,000 to Dhs250,000.
Schools will also be regularly visited by ADEK’s compliance inspectors to see if all the protocols are in place or not.
The ADEK has conducted over 200 compliance inspection visits to Private and Charter Schools across the Emirate to ensure their readiness to safely welcome students back to in-class education for the Academic Year 2021/22.
ADEK’s Health and Safety team has conducted inspection visits to 221 Abu Dhabi schools who successfully received a No Objection Certificate to reopen.
ADEK has given schools that failed to meet the strict compliance protocols three calendar days to rectify areas of non-compliance before being visited again by ADEK’s Health and Safety team.
Ahead of the Academic Year 2021/22, the emirate’s Private and Charter Schools were advised of mandatory adherence to a comprehensive health and safety compliance checklist in order to obtain a No Objection Certificate permitting their reopening.
Schools which fail their third inspection they would be denied the option to reopen for face-to-face learning, and they will be required to return school fees to parents.
Repeated non-compliance can lead to schools being forced to shift to distance learning provision, with parents entitled to remove their children from the school and gain fee refunds.
The Department of Education and Knowledge has obligated all private schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to conduct COVID-19 test for their administrative and teaching staff, as well as their workers every 14 days.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved the 'Blue schools' initiative, in which schools will be tiered based on student vaccination rates.
Its report issued on Monday highlighted the fact that the number of higher education students in the country during the 2018-2019 academic year is 295,626, including 191,887 male students accounting for 64.9 per cent, and 103,739 female students accounting for 35.1 per cent.
The incident took place at an intersection of Muara Rapak, Balikpapan, about 6.15 am.
The Abu Dhabi Family, Civil and Administrative Cases Court obligated a man to pay Dhs30,000 to another man in compensation for the financial and moral harms he sustained after the former hit him with his car, causing him bruises in the right leg, right shoulder and right hand, and insulted him.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a Latin American woman to 10 years in jail to be followed by deportation and fined her Dhs50,000 on charges of importing 55 kilogrammes of cocaine inside her suitcase. The defendant alleged that the suitcase belonged to another person in her home country and she knew nothing about what it contained.
In a written reply during the question hour in the Senate, the ministry said as many as 6,24000 people got jobs in Saudi Arabia, while 2,92000 people left for the UAE for employment during the first three years of the incumbent government.