Sharjah: Students with serious illnesses can continue their education through distance learning.

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Students with high-risk chronic conditions or those who are immunocompromised due to a long-term sickness can continue their education online.

The Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) announced that students in four categories will be excluded from the emirate’s private schools’ obligatory full return to in-person instruction.


Students who are healthy but live with parents or family members who have a major chronic disease or are at risk due to immune difficulties will also be allowed to continue distance learning.

They must present a complete medical report of the condition that has been attested by a consultant or specialized physician licensed by the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

The report, which should be given to the school clinic, should describe the student’s health and show proof of the danger of developing Covid-19 if he or she attends courses.

Students who are unable to attend school because of travel restrictions related to Covid-19 or who are quarantined are likewise excluded.

Official paperwork must be attested by the UAE Embassy or Consulate in the student’s home country, along with proof of the student’s incapacity to return to the UAE.