Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Education is expected to announce that the distance e-education system will be extended until the end of the current academic year ending June 2020. This will cover all students of schools and public and private universities. Only examinations will be held within these educational institutions.
This is as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus, Gulf News Reported.
The ministry has not yet announced its final decision on the matter, but it is expected to announce its decision imminently, in light of the repercussions of the spread of Covid-19 in various countries around the world.
The ministry has formed an expanded committee that includes educational and administrative officials from various central departments in its head office in Dubai, to provide the special needs of the distance education system.
The committee presents a detailed study on the repercussions of the Covid-19, and the extent of its impact on the progress of the educational process in the event of the resumption of studies inside schools, after the end of the spring vacation, and the application of the distance education system during the period from March 22 to April 2.
The committee will provide a comprehensive evaluation of the experience of distance education in all its stages, during its application in the mentioned period in all schools and universities, and then prepare a detailed report for its evaluation.