The Impact of COVID-19 on Education in the UAE

Natasha Ridge, Marvin Erfurth

The closure of schools in 191 countries around the world in the same window of time in response to the COVD-19 pandemic is unprecedented. It has left school systems and governments scrambling to find approaches and solutions to ensure that education continues uninterrupted and that the most vulnerable children are not left further behind. This report examines the impact of COVID-19 on the UAE education system. Based on data collected and analyzed by the Al Qasimi Foundation in April 2020, it explores the challenges that students, parents, teachers, administrators have faced during the sustained period of distance learning.

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Author affiliation: Natasha Ridge, Marvin Erfurth, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research


Recommended citation: Ridge, N. Y., & Erfurth, M. (2020). The impact of Covid–19 on education in the UAE (Strategic Report No. 1). Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research.