Ramadan 2020: UAE Schools Announce Reduced E-Learning Hours

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Ramadan 2020: UAE Schools Announce Reduced E-Learning Hours

The UAE Ministry of Education approved a reduction in hours for schools during Ramadan. As per the new working hours, e-learning classes will be reduced to 30 minutes per class during Ramadan. Further, the total number of hours per week has also been reduced.

Kindergarten kids will take 15 classes per week while students in grades 1-4 will take 15 classes per week. The e-learning will  start at 1.45pm and ending at 3.25pm. Students in grades 9-12 will start their school day at 11am and conclude at 2.05pm. Students in the general stream will take 14 classes per week, while students in the trilingual general stream will take 15 classes per week.

Those in advanced stream and the trilingual advanced stream will have 21 classes per week and the elite stream students will have 22 classes per week. Applied stream students will take 20 classes per week. The duration of each class will be 30 minutes for all streams throughout Ramadan.

In the light of Covid 19, the Ministry extended e-learning for all schools until the end of the academic year.

What Else?

UAE’s Federal Authority has announced the working hours for public sector employees during Ramadan. Residents will start work from nine in the morning until two in the afternoon. The Ministry also urged to take into account those whose nature of work requires otherwise.