Covid-19: UAE ministry issues new directive for school students

The ministry also called on school administrations to implement awareness campaigns.

Covid-19: UAE ministry issues new directive for school students
Source: AFP

The Ministry of Education (MoE) encourages students who are absent from school due to respiratory illnesses to take advantage of the e-learning options available on their schools' online platforms.

According to a report in Emarat Al Youm, in a recent circular distributed to school administrations, the MoE, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, launched an awareness campaign for the prevention of coronavirus, targeting Emirati schools.

The circular emphasized that students, who were absent from school due to respiratory illnesses to prevent COVID-19 infections, could keep up with their studies electronically or by calling their teachers.

The circular also specified actions for school administrators, teachers and parents to take; if a student showed any symptoms of respiratory illness, they would be exempt from attending classes until they recovered, based on the recommendations of the school nurse.

The ministry also called on school administrations to implement awareness campaigns regarding the spread of infectious diseases, put up posters about the virus, ensure public hygiene and provide necessary disinfectants and sanitizers in classes. 

News Source:- Khaleej Times