MoE States Schools Will Reopen, But Not How

Schools will reopen in September, the Minister of Education has announced, although did not say what kind of learning environment will be implemented. Previously a blend of online and in-school learning had been mooted.
MoE States Schools Will Reopen, But Not How
By David Westley
Do your children attend a UAE school? Take our survey and help other parents.
WhichSchoolAdvisor's annual school survey.

The UAE’s new academic year will start on August 30, with administrative and teaching staff in school a work a week earlier on August 23, Hussain Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education has announced.

The minister's statement comes after an education business group, representing 100 schools, urged governments to reopen schools for September, and give parents some certainty. The announcement goes some way towards this, although does not detail how schools will reopen. Previously the Ministry of Education had said a blend of online and in-school learning could be implemented at the start of the 2020-21 academic year.

Mr Al Hammadi put the success of the nation's remote learning programme, instigated due to the coronavirus pandemic, down to the "forward-thinking policy" of UAE leaders and the "commitment of students and their parents"

He said:

“Education remains a top priority and national objective, and therefore our leadership has directed to apply the distance education system under the current circumstances so that our students won't lose track and miss one single day from their academic year."

Though the start date for the new academic year is now confirmed, the logistics for the form which education will take is still yet to be decided.  In a tweet issued on Tuesday 9th June, the Ministry of Education refuted rumours that students will definitely be returning to campus. 

The tweet stated that  "The MOE denies what's being circulated that the next school year, starting 30 Aug, will have students on campus".  The tweet went on to clarify that;

"No decision has yet been taken on the matter and the nature of learning process will be decided according to health developments and precautions". 

The MOE tweet

Latest UAE articles

Masks Off, Smiles Out! How Schools Celebrated

The news that so many parents, teachers and students had been waiting for finally became…


The Masks Are Off! (But The Anxiety is On...)

As parents, teachers and students rejoice at the ending of the requirement to wear masks…


NCEMA, KHDA: No More Masks in Schools

The National Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has announced that childre…


Covid Briefing: Will School Protocols Change?

The UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) anno…

New Schools

Arcadia Global Readies for 2023 Launch

Arcadia Global School has made a significant step in the journey towards launch in t…


Ask The Experts: No Confidence in Teacher

A parent says they do not feel confident in a new teacher who they believe lacks passion…


Pictures: OOEHS Al Ain Celebrates 30 Years

CBSE curriculum school, Our Own English High School Al Ain, celebrated its 30th anniversa…


Work Begins on Dubai College's New C-Hub

Dubai College has marked the beginning of construction of its new C-Hub building in a c…

0 Schools Selected
keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up
Your selection Clear All