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Latest Update from the University and KHDA:

  • Will schools and universities be open to students in the new academic year?

Schools and universities will be allowed to open and operate from the start of the 2020/21 academic year, provided they comply with specific health and safety protocols.

  • Will classes be held online?

The health of our staff and students is paramount, and we are working with KHDA on a re-opening plan that enables a safe return to campus for our staff and students in some form, taking into account all of the necessary health and safety precautions. This plan has been put together in consultation with our Student Council, our Senior Management Team, and our Faculty.

We will update you on the details of this plan as soon as possible. At this stage, it is likely that our academic delivery will remain online for some classes (approximately 50%), while some will take place in face-to-face mode or as a blended model (approximately 50%)

  • Can graduation ceremonies be held in person?

Due to health and safety risks around Covid-19, graduation ceremonies can only take place online this year. We understand this news is disappointing to students, parents and teachers. However, this is the only way we can ensure the continuing health and safety of our community. We encourage your school to work together with students to use existing technology in fun and creative ways that enables students to have a meaningful, memorable and safe graduation experience.

  • Are all school, university and training institute staff expected to return to the workplace?

As of June 3rd, 100% of staff employed at schools, universities and training institutes can return to the workplace, provided that specific health and safety conditions are adhered to. These conditions include:

  • Maintaining a distance of 2 metres between people 
  • Wearing face masks 
  • Regularly washing and sanitizing hands 
  • Disinfecting all staff common areas 
  • Screening all visitors and staff members’ temperatures at entrance 
  • Providing an isolation room for people showing symptoms of Covid-19 

 

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