UAE schools and universities to close for 4 weeks from Sunday

Teacher asking a question to her class at the elementary school

Schools close across the UAE, as health concerns continue to mount…

In the latest attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Ministry of Education has announced that all schools and universities in the UAE will be closed for four weeks, from Sunday March 8.

The move on Tuesday night follows the closure of nurseries from last Sunday, and effectively brings forward the spring break, which was due to commence on March 29.

During this time, the schools, universities and nurseries will be thoroughly sterilised.

For the final two weeks of the closure, from March 22 to April 5, government schools will conduct distance learning via the ‘Learn From Afar’ programme, with the ministry encouraging private schools to follow suit.