The Emirates Foundation for School Education (Taaleem) recently announced that the end of year exams for the 2020-2021 academic year will take place from June 8 to June 17, 2021 for 4th to 12th grade students...
"Some of these (virus) mutations are much more virulent, and they seem to attack the younger children," said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing.
To provide parents, students and staff members in private schools in Dubai with an effective and convenient mechanism to address COVID-19 related queries, the Dubai Health Authority has launched a dedicated 24/7 back-to-school helpline at phone number 800588.
The launch of this service reinforces the authority’s commitment to provide effective communication channels to the community, offering timely and accurate health information.
While schools and classrooms might not look and operate quite the same as earlier in the year, given the numerous health and safety measures in place, students and teachers were still visibly pleased to be reunited and learning together once more.
Government and private schools following the curriculum of the Ministry of Education, kindergartens and adult education likely received more than 1,119,000 students on Sunday.
The KHDA encouraged parents and students to focus on the positives of the school reopening while ensuring preventive measures are strictly followed.
The British government was forced on Monday to abandon its policy for grading exams that were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic after protests by students and warnings that it threatened the career prospects of the most disadvantaged pupils.
Ali Al Hosani, Director of the Sharjah Private Education Authority, said: “The issuance of the guidelines coincides with the approaching new academic year. Where students return to school after applying the distance learning system during the third semester of the 2019-2020 academic year and after a break of more than five months.
Education Undersecretary Jesus Mateo reported that of the total, 88 schools were located in Central Luzon followed by Calabarzon, 67; Metro Manila, 54; Western Visayas, 48; Zamboanga Peninsula in Mindanao, 23; and the Ilocos Region in Northern Luzon, 21.