Picture used for illustrative purpose only.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE parents have full faith in the leadership after a recent study showed that 73% of parents support on-campus learning, highlighting the safe approach adopted by the authorities to return to normal life amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The official spokesman for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri said, "Last week, we witnessed the flexibility of the safe return to school seats for our students, and the cooperation of administrative and academic cadres in securing attendance learning in accordance with the protocol approved by the Ministry of Education.”
The results of a study conducted to determine the extent of parents' desire to return their children to school showed that the percentage of those who support face-to-face learning are 73% compared to 27% who prefer distance learning.
Dhaheri said, “Thankfully, this year we witnessed an increase in the percentage of face-to-face learning, as the percentage reached more than 37% compared to last year, which was 11%.
It is expected that this percentage will increase in the next phase with the high proportion of catering students.
Dhaheri said that the latest vaccination statistics showed that the percentage of vaccinated school students reached 36%, while the vaccination rate for administrative, academic and service cadres reached 89.5%, and this is a positive indicator that reflects the extent of the demand for vaccination and increases the safety of the educational environment.
Dhaheri said, “We advise parents and educational and academic staff to quickly take the vaccination, which has become available in many centers in the various emirates of the country, to ensure the provision of a safe environment for learning and acquiring knowledge by all standards, while emphasizing all preventive and precautionary measures.”
The proposals under study include continuation of the distance learning system if the virus cannot be contained by then, combining direct and virtual education and full return of students to schools
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has introduced a new resource that will provide parents of private school students with comprehensive and reliable information about school fees.
The move comes following the release of the latest Education Cost Index (ECI), which measures annual changes in the costs of running a school, including salaries, rent, and utilities.
In a tweet on Tuesday the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee for COVID-19 Pandemic and ADEK confirmed that authorities have agreed that private schools in Abu Dhabi will welcome all students back to classrooms from January.
The accident took place on Sunday evening between the towns of Sesto Calende and Arona, the BBC reported citing Italian news outlets. Italy's fire service said 19 people were safe but a search continued for the two missing persons.
The narcotics were found concealed in various ways, including inside refrigerated containers, showcasing the smugglers' increasing inventiveness in their attempts to introduce these contrabands into the country.
After stabbing her, Sahil proceeds to kick the victim multiple times and then strikes her with a boulder five times.
Kyiv had been mostly spared since the beginning of the year, but this month its residents have been forced to grapple with almost nightly air raid sirens and explosions. The attack on the city overnight Saturday was the largest since the invasion in February last year, Ukraine said.