Nurseries will not register new students this year amid COVID-19

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th Oct, 2020. 04:01 pm

The Government of Sharjah has announced that it will not allow registration of new students in nurseries this year amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to the statement by Sharjah Education Council (SEC), private nurseries won’t be allowed to open until it is ensured that all precautionary measures have been put in place to safeguard the health of the children to prevent them from the novel coronavirus.

The Council said receiving children in nurseries will depend on regular monitoring of the situation and following up on periodic reports about the pandemic.

The statement added that a special team has been formed to visit and check on the nurseries and kindergartens after reopening protocols and guidelines were issued.

According to SEC “Governmental nurseries have also been equipped according to the specifications and requirements of the guidelines.”

It added that “The operational plans for each nursery have been included separately in the ‘Tamam’ programme,”

SEC said that the inspection team is working to mechanize the extent of readiness of government nurseries for their reopening.

In addition to this SEC said that after the reopening of the nurseries, the team will visit the facilities to follow up on the progress about maintaining a healthy environment for the little ones.

On the other hand, Maryam Jaber Al Shamsi, who is director of the Early Childhood Department, said that 40 per cent of parents are willing to send their children to government nurseries in Sharjah.

Therefore, the spaces and classes have been rearranged and the staff redistributed for different groups of kids.

Let it be known that up to 1,025 schools across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operate according to the distance education system, which is equivalent to 82.86 per cent of the total schools.

About 212 schools operate an in-class learning programme.

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