Private schools in Dubai have been allowed to hold online classes (distance learning) on Fridays during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The announcement was made by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in line with directives of UAE and Dubai Government’s earlier this week.
According to the details, the UAE and Dubai Governments had decided to allow 70 percent of the Federal Employees to work from home on Fridays during Ramadan.
However, the KHDA noted that private schools opting for online classes or distance learning needed to consult with parents before making the final decision.
Meanwhile, remote working hours were also announced for students and teachers of public universities and schools during Ramadan.
How does this announcement affect early childhood centres?
Early childhood centres may offer distance learning on Fridays during Ramadan, if this is suitable for their parent community.
Do schools have to offer distance learning?
Schools may or may not decide to offer distance learning on Fridays during Ramadan, depending on feedback from parent consultations.
Can schools give both distance learning and face-to-face options, or only one?
Schools have the option of offering distance learning only, or parallel with face-to-face learning on Fridays during Ramadan, depending on feedback from parent consultations.
Can staff work from home on Fridays?
Education institutions may decide on the most suitable place of work for all staff on Fridays during Ramadan.
What happens if parents are working and can’t be home with their children on Fridays?
Schools are encouraged to offer teaching and learning options suitable for their whole school community.
Read more: Dubai Announces Reduced School Timings For Ramadan 2023.
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