School operators, leaders and teachers across Dubai have been working together to ensure that the return to full-time face-to-face learning has been a safe and fun experience for all students. From 3 October, all teaching and learning in Dubai’s private schools have been face-to-face.
Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of KHDA, said: “The entire education community – including government, school staff and parents – have been working together to make sure that students return safely to school. While we are readjusting to full-time face-to-face learning, it’s important to keep wellbeing at the heart of the teaching and learning experience. We’re grateful to our community for everything they’ve done to support high-quality education in Dubai, and we look forward to a safe academic year full of friendship, happiness and fun.”
Prior to 3 October, the KHDA team has made 711 visits to schools in just over a month, with an average of three visits per school, reviewing their compliance with health and safety measures. The overwhelming majority of schools were found to comply with all precautionary guidelines.
“We look forward to a safe academic year full of friendship, happiness and fun”
While most students have returned to school, distance learning is still offered to students who have a valid medical certificate from Dubai Health Authority and those who cannot return to the UAE due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Earlier this year, nearly 75,000 parents completed the KHDA Parents’ Survey. Of these, 89% of parents said they felt their children were safe at school.