UAE has announced that both public and private schools in the UAE will be closed as part of preventive and precautionary measures to ensure the safety of students.
In an announcement made on WAM’s social media page, it wrote:
“The move forms part of preventive precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the students and is in line with efforts and measures taken at the national level, aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus.”
The official announcement covers both public and private schools an colleges across the country.
The closure of all schools will start next Sunday for four weeks.
According to the Ministry of Education, the spring break for the students will be a bit early this year, which was supposed to be from March 29 until April 12.
“Distance learning initiative will be launched in the last two weeks of the vacation, thus ensuring the continuity of the educational process at home, without hampering in the number of school days,” the Ministry said in a statement.
In the four-week period, all schools’ facilities will be disinfected and cleaned-up.