Sharjah private schools announce full return to in-person classes

Attending face-to-face classes will be mandatory for private school pupils from next month

SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES , September 28 – 2020 :- Staff member checking the temperature of the student at the entrance gate on the first day of the school after reopening at the Victoria English School in Sharjah. New Covid safety setup placed in different areas of the school such as hand sanitizer, safety message, social distancing stickers pasted on the floor, disinfection tunnels installed at all the gates of the school. (Pawan Singh / The National) For News. Story by Salam
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Sharjah private schools have announced a complete return to face-to-face classes for all pupils.

Attending in-person lessons will be mandatory for private school pupils from the new term starting in April.

Sharjah Private Education Authority and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority officials said they have announced a complete return to face-to-face learning as the Covid-19 situation has improved and vaccination rates are high.

The UAE reported 296 new coronavirus cases on Monday — the lowest number in 12 weeks.

In January, thousands of Sharjah pupils switched to remote learning as the emirate’s private education regulator confirmed at the time that online teaching remained an option.

At the time, many schools in the emirate had fully or partially moved online amid a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in the UAE.

The vast majority of schools in the country, which are overseen by regulators in each of the emirates, have returned to full-time in-person learning since the start of this term.

Updated: March 14, 2022, 2:54 PM