UAE: A number of classes in public schools will return to attendance on Monday

The Emirates Foundation for School Education has approved the gradual return to attendance studies in schools, starting next Monday

The Emirates Foundation for School Education has approved the gradual return to attendance studies in schools, starting next Monday, as was announced in the Federal Government’s briefing. Finally, the return will be for all kindergarten students, and for grades from first to fourth and twelfth grade, according to the approved timetables Meanwhile, students from grades five to eleven will continue to learn remotely until Friday, January 28.

The Foundation stressed that the return should be in accordance with the requirements, procedures and precautionary measures, which is to conduct a nasal swab examination (PCR) for all students and obtain a negative examination result of no more than 96 hours upon first entering the educational facility, after which a PCR examination is required every two weeks.

The Foundation called on schools to educate students’ parents that the negative result of the nasal swab examination (PCR) is valid for a period of 96 hours when students enter schools (4 days prior to school work), as well as to conduct a periodic examination of the nasal swab (PCR) every two weeks and requires the examination to be carried out before the expiry of Duration 14 days.
The Foundation directed that the students of grades (9, 10, 11) should continue in distance education until Friday, January 28, 2022, and students of the second cycle (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8) will continue in distance education in the period until Friday, 28 January 2022, and the second cycle schools are committed to the permanence of the administrative and educational staff by 50% during the distance education period.