The United Arab Emirates has suspended schools since March 8 to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, which is primarily transmitted through human-to-human contact. After two weeks of spring holidays, both private and public schools in the country are now following a program of distance learning with students continuing to study from home – prompting new challenges for students, parents, and teachers.
#نطالب_بإلغاء_العام_الدراسي— 🦌 (@ayshajayy) March 22, 2020
our leaders are doing their best to give us everything and they’re trying their best to make things easier for us, plus please think about the graduates and people who were suffering this semester! don’t be selfish and focus on your online classes😊
However, another Twitter user Mohammed Mulla said online education is “useless.”
“No one is understanding the lessons clearly so stop lying and saying that everything is going good when it’s not,” he wrote.
Guys please be honest with yourselfs this online education is useless no one is understanding the lessons clearly so stop lying and saying that everything is going good when it’s not!#نطالب_بالغاء_العام_الدراسي— m7md🇦🇪 (@m7mulla) March 27, 2020
Even though distance learning may be challenging, Mofleh is glad it’s an option.
“It’s great that we can still teach, and students can still learn in such hard times, and the software developed to help as do that is brilliant, but it’s definitely not sustainable for the long term,” Mofleh added.
The new system will continue till it’s “safe for students to return,” according to the Knowledge and Human Development authority, which runs private schools in the UAE .