Secondary school pupils in Dubai set for more on-line only classes
Secondary school pupils in Dubai set for more on-line only classes

Secondary school pupils in Dubai set for more on-line only classes

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced in-school lessons have been postponed for secondary students in Dubai.

Students were due to return to school in Dubai next week after months of online learning.

But the MOE has confirmed that online lessons will continue as part of the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of Covid. And they confirmed that will ‘until further notice.’

Hopefully, with the UAE vaccine roll-out well ahead of schedule, it won’t be too long before the kids can get back to school and see their friends. And spare a thought for the parents, with many having to work from home and oversee their home-schooling.

UAE ahead of schedule

The UAE is well ahead of schedule in its plan to vaccinate half of the population before the end of March according to a top health official.

The UAE has already doubled the number of doses offered to the public in just a week from 53,859 on Friday to 118,928 on Wednesday. And they’ve already administered 13 million Covid-19 vaccines as of yesterday.

“The target is realistic. But I think we can achieve it way earlier than the set target” Dr Walid Zaher, Chief Research Officer and Vaccine Project Leader, G42 Healthcare, told Khaleej Times.

“With the efficacy and efficiency this operation is being conducted with right now, I think we will reach the target even before the set milestone,”

The UAE is the second-most efficient when it comes to global vaccination rates, second only to Israel.

The vaccine is currently being offered for free at more than 150 health centres across the country.

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