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UAE students return to distance learning from Wednesday

Post-Ramadan schedule includes 20 classes per week for students in grades one to four

UAE students return to distance learning from Wednesday

Post-Ramadan schedule includes 20 classes per week for students in grades one to four.

Students in the UAE returned to their ‘classes’ on Wednesday as distance learning in all public and private schools resumed after the Eid Al Fitr break.

In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Education announced that access to classes via the ‘Smart Learning’ portal for students in the second and third cycles (grades 5-12) will begin at 9am, while classes for students in the first cycle (grades one to four) will start at 2pm.

The ministry had previously announced class schedules for the post-Ramadan period, with 20 classes per week in the first cycle, as well as students in the second cycle (grades five to eight).

It also explained that students in the third cycle (grades nine to 12) have 25 scheduled classes per week across 'general', 'elite' and 'advanced' tracks.

Distance learning has been employed by all public and private schools since the end of March as part of measures by the government to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

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