No paper exchanges except textbooks for this term – KHDA

On March 30, the UAE’s Ministry of Education announced that the distance learning programme would be extended until the end of the current academic year

Dubai’s education regulator, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), has clarified that education institutes, be it early learning centres, schools, higher education and/or training institutes, are not permitted to exchange any paper materials sans textbooks with students during the ongoing third term.

“Early learning centers, schools, universities and training institutes are currently not allowed to exchange any type of paper material with their students, except for textbooks for this term. To ensure uninterrupted delivery of distance learning, institutions are expected to incorporate alternative strategies and online learning methods, in addition to any electronic communication tools that are accessible to teachers and students,” KHDA said on its website.

On March 22, all schools and colleges in the UAE initiated a remote learning programme for students, which was extended until the end of the current academic year on the directives of the UAE’s Ministry of Education (MoE).

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The summer vacations for public and private schools in the UAE that follow that Ministry of Education’s curriculum will begin on July 2.

Schools are currently scheduled to open in September, though it‘s still unknown what form this will take or whether that will change, KHDA added.

Read more: UAE summer school holidays and reopening dates announced

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