Sharjah confirmed that at the beginning of the next semester on January 3, 2022, all students in private schools, nurseries, educational centers, and laboratories will resume face-to-face learning.
However, all school staff and students over the age of 12 must show a negative PCR test within 96 hours before being allowed access to the premises after winter vacation.
#SPEAIn collaboration with the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, announces the continuation of face-to-face learning from January 3, 2022 and the health and safety protocol that everyone must follow. # Sharjah Private school. pic.twitter.com/lKMgrcDF6j
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In addition, all classroom and extracurricular activities, including morning meetings and school trips, will be suspended until further notice.
This announcement was made on Wednesday by the Sharjah Private Education Department (SPEA) in collaboration with the National Emergency Disaster Management Office (NCEMA).
Starting in January, all private institutions in Sharjah are open only four days a week, from Monday to Thursday. Therefore, there are three weekends every Friday to Sunday.
SPEA stated that all health and safety protocols must be accompanied by resumption of face-to-face learning at school. Private education regulators have also urged all school staff to take Covid-19 booster shots.
In relevant developments across the country, Dubai’s local private education regulator, the Department of Knowledge Human Development (KHDA), said that distance learning will not be provided at the beginning of the new semester and face-to-face learning will resume. All private schools in Dubai on January 3rd.
In Abu Dhabi, the Ministry of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) states that all private and public schools, universities, universities and training institutions will switch to distance learning during the first two weeks of the new semester. January 2022.
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