The extension comes after a study into "the current health status in the emirate”. The announcement was made by SPEA in a joint announcement (on its Instagram account) with the Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Team in Sharjah. The intent, the statemennt said, is to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19.
"The Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Team in Sharjah and the Sharjah Private Education Authority have announced the extension of Distance Learning mode for another two weeks in all Sharjah private schools from 13/09/2020 to 24/09/2020 as a precautionary measure to control the spread of Corona Virus Covid-19".
Sharjah private schools were initially expected to open on August 30, the first day of the new academic year 2020/21. However on August 25th, Sharjah's education authority announced private schools in Sharjah would adopt distance learning for the first two weeks of the new academic year.
Schools were scheduled to open for in person learning on September 13th but that has now been delayed until September 24th.