As the extended spring break begins today across the UAE, schools have assured that students will not experience any academic setback. Innovative contingency plans were put in place to ensure that both learning and teaching remain on track.
The Ministry of Education earlier announced that as part of Covid-19 precautions, all education institutions shall be closed for an early four-week spring break. During this period, the academics shall rely on online tools.
Teachers, students – and even parents – in most UAE schools have long been familiar with virtual classrooms.
Students know how to do their homework and class activities; interact with teachers and classmates; and take part in discussions, all with an Internet connection.
Alan Williamson, CEO of Taaleem, said: “Our schools use technology and pedagogical theory such as flip learning so our students should also be comfortable with independent learning strategies.
Schools in Abu Dhabi are also confident that the month-long break won’t affect students’ learning.