HH Sheikh Mohammed Attends The UAE’s First E-Learning Session

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
HH Sheikh Mohammed Attends The UAE’s First E-Learning Session

UAE students kicked off their first virtual lessons on 22 March. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also joined the students in the new venture.

A total of 1.2 million students across the UAE, from government, and private schools and universities logged in to begin home learning. The Dubai ruler took to Twitter to to praise a teacher from a Sharjah school. Applauding Ms. Amal Zaid Nasser and her students from Al Majd Model School in Sharjah, HH Sheikh Mohammed said:

“The experience is new to everyone and parents have a big role in supporting the success of this new educational phase. Today we reap the fruit of this investment with smart systems in our schools and an integrated infrastructure, creating a platform for lessons to be taught to all stages”.

He further stressed that learning will not stop in the UAE, no matter the situation. Students in Dubai will continue ‘Learn From Afar’ programme until 5 April. Marking the first day of e-learning, KHDA tweeted:

The tests we’re being given now are not maths or science, but patience & compassion. We’re all #InThisTogetherDubai.”