Sheikh Mohammed Joins Virtual Class As UAE Schools Begin Distance Learning

In a matter of weeks, Coronavirus changed the way schools operate with distance learning so pupils study in quarantine, drawing HH Sheikh Mohammed to make an appearance at online class.

Sheikh Mohammed attends an online class

Some students from Al Majd Model School in Sharjah were taken by surprise when Dubai Ruler and UAE Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum joined an online class. He encouraged pupils to “never stop learning” and says the UAE has “heavily invested in smart learning over the past decade” so that today’s generation enjoys “the fruitful results.”

“The UAE has one of the most advanced digital infrastructures in the world and the region’s best smart learning systems. Our growth and progress have no limit. We are facing a new challenge in our journey of development and we will overcome it like we did with previous challenges. We will emerge even stronger because we collectively believe that the word impossible does not exist in the UAE’s dictionary.”

HH Sheikh Mohammed

1.2 million students begin distance learning in the UAE

In an attempt to continue schools and universities amid Coronavirus, the Ministry of Education ordered institutes to prepare online classes following two weeks of closure. Yesterday, more than 1.2 million students logged on to virtual classes and continue their semester. More than 25,000 public school teachers and over 9,200 from the private sector were certified to conduct distance learning.

Support teams available 24/7 for online classes

While millions log on to virtual classes, the Ministry of Education announced a dedicated team available round the clock to offer technical solutions to schools facing problems with online classes.

(Featured photograph credit: WAM)

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