The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved the physical return of students to schools for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The decision came following consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, principals and school operators across Abu Dhabi, conducted in May and June this year. It also follows the vaccination of more than 80 percent of teachers and school staff, including all maintenance and security teams.
Ensuring the safe return to school is an integral part of Abu Dhabi’s long-term strategy for recovery, which places the health and safety of the community at the forefront of all decisions, and reflects the success of the emirate’s handling of the pandemic so far.
About 70 percent of students are expected to return to in-school learning, with 88 percent of parents saying it was more beneficial for their child’s education.