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.
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.
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.
In line with the government directives to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Education has recently adopted regulations and requirements for travel outside the country for its cadres from citizens and residents during the summer vacation.
Parents in the UAE have got online platforms to keep their children creatively engaged during the two-month long summer vacation. Madrasa e-learning platform has teamed up with children’s book publishers in the UAE and the region to develop engaging animated lessons to teach children Arabic. On the other hand, the UAE Ministry of Education and Cambridge University Press have formed a collaboration to boost children’s confidence and happiness while they stay at home.
The Ministry of Education supports “Masterpieces” programme students’ initiative to recreate and perform the popular Arabic song “La Moustahila”, as part of the ministry’s keenness to contribute effectively in supporting the national campaign “Stay Home”.