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Abu Dhabi students in grade 6 and above will have 100% distance learning

An exception will be made for students in grades 9 to 12 who need to take international exams for universities

Sharjah private schools

Sharjah private schools to permit campus attendance from September 27

The Sharjah Private Education Authority made the announcement via its social media channels

Back-to school experiments offer a coronavirus education

School reopenings haven’t been the primary cause of flare-ups in local Covid-19 cases, opines Bloomberg columnist Lara Williams

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Video: Australia’s University of Wollongong opens new campus in Dubai

The 200,000-square-foot standalone facility is located in Dubai Knowledge Park

UAE Schools

UAE offers full educational scholarships for children of healthcare workers

The Hayyakum initiative will allow these students to study at public schools from this academic year until their graduation from high school

How 5G powered devices will help bridge digital divide in UAE schools

Empowering students with the choice of where and how they learn is a big part of the 5G experience

Sharjah extends distance learning across all private schools by two more weeks

The move intends to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic

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‘Group of schools’ in UAE instructed to implement 100% distance learning as suspected Covid-19 cases detected

UAE educational institutions must restrict student face-to-face attendance to 25 per cent for first two weeks

How technology is redefining education for 2020 and beyond

Covid-19-related disruption is driving innovation in curricula and learning experiences

Dubai Health Authority

Back-to-school Covid-19 helpline launched in Dubai

The 24×7 helpline operated by the Dubai Health Authority will address concerns regarding the virus and precautionary measures in place to safeguard against it

Dubai, Abu Dhabi govt staff can work from home if children enrolled in e-learning

The policy will be applicable only on the days the children are attending classes remotely

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UAE announces reopening of nurseries, childcare centres

Approval for reopening will depend on their readiness to meet the health and safety requirements

University of Wollongong opens ‘Campus of the Future’ at Dubai Knowledge Park

The new campus is set to welcome students for the Autumn intake in September 2020

Sharjah

All Sharjah private schools to have 100% distance learning for first two weeks

The decision was jointly announced by the Sharjah Private Education Authority and the Local Emergency Crisis & Disaster Management Authority of Sharjah

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Abu Dhabi prepped to welcome students across 205 school campuses

Five academic models are available to private schools in Abu Dhabi to balance between in-classroom and online learning

Regional startups on a ‘growth’ trajectory amid Covid-19 crisis

While the pandemic may have rattled industries, the regional startup ecosystem remains resilient

Abu Dhabi University

Abu Dhabi University offers 20% discount to healthcare workers and their families

Students who receive the scholarship must maintain a GPA of no less than 3.0

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education expands support for Jordanian youth

Crown Prince Foundation will oversee Young Thinkers Programme activities in Jordan for three years

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Social space: A roundup of all the GCC social media news in July

Fadi Khater, founder and managing partner of digital marketing agency Netizency, provides an overview of social media trends in the region

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Dubai school operator GEMS raises extra debt to bolster its cash

The “incremental” funding will be used to support working capital needs

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GEMS schools preparing to open school campuses across the UAE in September

GEMS schools will have protocols including social distancing, thermal screening and travel declarations

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation to support online education initiatives in the UAE

Joint initiative to make online programmes accessible to a wider pool of students

Abu Dhabi student School

Abu Dhabi confirms school campuses can reopen for the new academic year

Schools in the UAE capital have to announce their reopening models by July 30

Chinese School Dubai

First Chinese national curriculum overseas school to open in Dubai this September

Located in Mirdif, the school will be the the first overseas Chinese school to receive financial support from the Chinese government

Dubai’s Amanat agrees to sell Middlesex University Dubai

The value of the transaction remains undisclosed

Kuwait likely to end current school year for students due to Covid-19

The government suspended all public schools on March 12 due to the spread of Covid-19

Dubai reveals additional stimulus package worth Dhs1.5bn to support businesses

The stimulus package aims to support small and medium enterprises and a number of strategic sectors

Abu Dhabi aims to attract skilled expats by making life cheaper

Abu Dhabi is the 39th most expensive place for expatriates, according to New York-based consultant Mercer, more costly than Boston or Milan

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GCC’s education sector: Paving the way ahead

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, amid a perennial pursuit of digitisation to empower education, how bright is the outlook for the GCC’s education sector?