Schools will have semesters full of students starting in January, coinciding with the beginning of the second semester of the school year.
Government authorities announced, on Tuesday, that private schools in Abu Dhabi will start receiving students with full force from January 2021.
On August 30th, schools in Abu Dhabi reopened and began receiving students in stages along with an online learning option for the first semester of the academic year.
However, according to the new announcement, schools will have classrooms full of students starting in January, coinciding with the beginning of the second semester of the academic year.
The Abu Dhabi Government Media Office said in a statement on Tuesday that the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disaster Committee for the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ministry of Education and Knowledge have agreed that private schools in Abu Dhabi will receive all students in classrooms from January.
The Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee to Confront the Covid-19 Pandemic and the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK_tweet) have agreed that private schools in Abu Dhabi will receive all students in their classrooms from January.
Soon after the announcement, private school principals received new guidance from Adek. Institution heads are now looking forward to their next virtual meeting with Adek to understand the new standards to follow as schools return to the good old natural world.
Niraj Bhargava, principal of the Indian School in Abu Dhabi, said the school was ready to receive all its students.
The school misses its students. We need to look at children's mental health. I think social interaction is missing. The normal life of the student is missing at home. We are ready to bring them back and take care of them. "
Previously, Bhargava had planned to bring full strength of students back into the classroom face-to-face by applying strict precautionary measures.
The principal of Sunrise English Private School, Thakur Mulchandani, said the school will adhere to all new guidelines.
"We have received guidance from Adek. We will follow the policies and regulations. We will have a full discussion with Adek officials on how to integrate them."
Teachers and administrative staff are currently undergoing Covid-19 testing once every two weeks.