The Ministry of Education has mandated a no-homework policy across public schools in the UAE.
The Ministry of Education termed what is being circulated on social media and across media outlets about its intention to end the academic year and continue the distance e-learning system till the end of the school year as ''inaccurate.'
Providing support to parents in the UAE on the distance learning programme, British Orchard Nursery became one of the first nurseries to roll out an innovative and fun learning platform to keep the children engaged at home. BONline, an online programme comprising mini-tutorials and activity sheets, was launched immediately after the Ministry of Education’s decision in this regard.
In support of the UAE government’s recently-implemented distance e-learning systems for schools and colleges, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), Dubai, announced a new collaboration with the Education Zone Dubai to allocate Dhs300,000 to provide 200 computers to students of Dubai government schools.
In line with the UAE’s efforts to implement a ‘Distance Learning’ initiative, the Ministry of Education, in cooperation with Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), has successfully trained more than 42,000 affiliates who recently underwent e-training in distance learning within the last 24 hours.
Al Shamsi confirmed that the early admission period for the undergraduate programmes offered by the University of Sharjah began from April 5 and will end on May 7, 2020, and indicated that students can apply through the electronic admission portal, as receiving new students at the offices at the university has stopped.
A number of educational institutions across the UAE have announced financial packages and fee reduction to support the community in overcoming challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) received sanitisers, wipes, face masks, vitamin tablets, gloves and other disinfection products worth Dhs1 million from an Abu Dhabi-based healthcare provider on Monday.
More than 81,000 certificates have been awarded so far to the participants of ‘How to Become an Online Tutor in 24 Hours’ and ‘Design an Online Course in 24 Hours’ courses, launched by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Dubai, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, UAE.
The Ministry, however, said that schools are instructed to allocate 3 minutes of each lesson to educate children about the the virus and to make them aware of the precautions they all should take to protect themselves from the virus.