Mexico’s government ordered schools in and around Mexico City to be closed on Thursday in an extraordinary step taken due to elevated levels of pollution in the smog-wreathed capital.
“No decision has yet been taken on the matter and the nature of the learning process will be decided according to health developments & precautions,” the ministry tweet said.
On GCSE results day this week, I couldn’t help but cast my mind back to the daunting day last year as I walked through the school gates with my parents, trying my best to read my teachers’ faces thinking: are my results catastrophic? Have I failed? My teacher is refusing to make eye contact, I must have bombed
"There is a rapid surge in the cases in some districts of Punjab, particularly Lahore, while the situation is the same in some area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu & Kashmir," Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said.
"Based on the reduced level of COVID disease spread and the launch of the school vaccination programme, it has been decided in today’s NCOC meeting to allow all educational institutions to start normal classes from 11th October,” Umar said on Twitter.
It is noteworthy that the Sharjah Private Education Authority received the current academic year with extensive preparations, to resume in-person learning in light of a healthy and safe educational environment for educational cadres, students, and parents.
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.
Students in Abu Dhabi will return to schools on Jan.17, as the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, has approved remote learning for the first two weeks of the new school term.
Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) has approved the plan for the remaining school days of the academic year 2020-2021, which ends on 30th June, 2021, based on the academic calendar approved by the Ministerial Development Council for the years 2020, 2021, and 2022.
No student would be awarded grades without attempting examinations this year, the education minister stressed, adding: "If we do not conduct the exams, then students will not even employ minimum efforts to study."