In implementation of the decision of the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, regarding the gradual return to the attendance education system for the 2021-2022 school year in all Dubai private schools, and the return of various school activities while adhering to all precautionary measures, the Knowledge Authority announced And human development in Dubai, announced the return of Dubai students in all private schools in Dubai to the fully present-day education model on the school campus, starting from (Sunday) the third of next October.
The committee’s decision came within the implementation of the basic safe plan for the gradual return to private schools, after a process of coordination and consultations with parents and private school operators in the emirate, while adhering to precautionary measures and health requirements to preserve the health and safety of students, educational and administrative staff.
With the start of the current academic year at the beginning of this September, the educational community in Dubai with all its components has shown full commitment to the precautionary and preventive measures approved by the Dubai government to ensure a safe return of all students in private schools in Dubai to the face-to-face learning model, as the commitment and control team in the Knowledge Authority And human development in Dubai with 711 field visits to private schools in Dubai since the beginning of the current school year 2021-2022, at a rate of three visits to each existing private school in the emirate, in order to ensure the schools’ commitment to the precautionary and preventive measures approved, and the results showed that the majority of private schools in Dubai are fully committed Health and safety procedures in Dubai.
In a related context, nearly 75% of students chose to return to the face-to-face learning model in September 2021, compared to 50% in the same month last year, which reflects the growing confidence of parents in health and safety procedures, and the commitment of their children’s schools to implement them. in the school environment.
According to the results of a systematic survey carried out by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai earlier this year, in which nearly 75,000 parents participated, 89% of parents said that their children feel safe at school.
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Dr. Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai, said: “The educational community’s confidence in a full return to urban education on the third of next October, reflects the progress made by Dubai in facing the Covid-19 pandemic, and limiting its repercussions thanks to the vision and directives of the leadership. the rational.”
Al Karam added: “The increase in the number of students who have already returned to their schools reflects the confidence of parents in the precautionary measures applied in all private schools in Dubai, as the field visits carried out by the competent teams in the authority to all private schools in Dubai showed the commitment of all our schools to the precautionary measures approved by the government. Dubai, and by providing a safe school environment for all students at all times.
The Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai stressed the importance of focusing more than ever on the quality of life for students at the present time, especially with everyone returning to the face-to-face learning model, and overcoming the state of anxiety that some students and their parents may have, especially those who lived The distance learning experience has been around for nearly 18 months – making the focus on promoting the mental health of these students a top priority for our schools to help them adjust again to the school environment.”
The Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority praised the exemplary societal response to the expanded vaccination campaigns launched by Dubai, which reflects a growing awareness of the importance of all target groups receiving the anti-virus vaccine, given that the health and safety of society is an absolute priority, expressing his aspiration that the current school year will witness A rich experience for all students, as it is an exceptional academic year that coincides with the holding of Expo 2020 Dubai, the most important event in the world, with its opportunities for exploration and creativity.”
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