The Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) has announced that private schools in Sharjah will gradually revert to full-time face-to-face learning on Sunday, October 31, the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) has announced.
A senior SPEA official said this followed a decision by the emirate’s Crisis and Disaster Management Committee, which advised adherence to precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all members of the education community.
People with proven health problems are exempt from the decision.
The official urged school administrations and parents to cooperate fully to help ensure a safe and complete return of direct learning. He stressed that great efforts have been made by the competent authorities to overcome the repercussions of the pandemic. Safety protocols in place and the recent drop in the number of cases have played a significant role in the return to full in-person learning.
“We have plans in place for the full return of students to direct instruction and to deal with any drop in academic performance that may have occurred during distance learning,” the official said. .
The official stressed that compliance with safety rules to avoid disrupting the decision to fully return to school is a shared responsibility.
In order to ensure a safe and healthy educational environment for students, parents and staff, SPEA has preceded the current school year with extensive planning based on decisions made based on health status updates.
The SPEA also helped raise awareness of the pandemic and implemented workshops and training courses focused on the distance learning model and the authority’s guide to reopening schools to help it achieve its strategic objectives of improving the skills and raising awareness and knowledge of students.