Following worries over COVID-19, several schools in Dubai have prolonged online education by one week.

Last January 3, 30 schools in Dubai moved to distance learning for the second term.

GEMS Education’s Chief Operations Officer, Elmarie Venter, stated that the company continues to work closely with UAE authorities to ensure school communities as safe as possible.

She went on to say that they are keeping a close eye on the situation and that they are looking forward to bringing “our children back into the classroom as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Following an upsurge in COVID-19 instances, educational institutions are working on alternate academic schedules and class configurations.