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Combating coronavirus: Abu Dhabi students can opt for remote learning once schools reopen

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi Filed on August 3, 2020 | Last updated on August 3, 2020 at 11.58 pm
Abu Dhabi, students, option, opt, remote learning

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Campus learning was suspended across all educational institutions in the UAE in March.

Students in Abu Dhabi can opt for remote learning when school campuses reopen after the summer break, Khaleej Times can reveal.

Confirming this to Khaleej Times, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) said: "Responding to a strong call from parents who prefer continuing distance learning for their children, the Adek has approved the option of full-time distance learning for the upcoming term. We have also dedicated a hotline which parents can use to report and address any concerns: 800-COMPLIANC(E) / 800-266754262."

Adek had earlier announced that all schools will reopen in September and issued safety guidelines, including mandatory Covid-19 tests for all students, teachers and administrative staff before they return to campus.

As Khaleej Times reported, several parents had expressed concerns about sending their wards to school.

Campus learning was suspended across all educational institutions in the UAE in March, as part of precautionary measures to limit the spread of Covid-19. Since then, education went online and schools and colleges shifted to e-learning.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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