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22 March

UAE is the most prepared country for e-learning in the world, says Mohammed bin Rashid after attending first day of distance learning

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As schools and universities across the country started the first day of distance learning on Sunday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said, "Schools are closed, but education will never stop. The UAE is the most well-equipped nation for smart learning."

Attending a virtual class offered by UAE teacher Amal Nasser Zaid on the first remote school day, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum reaffirmed that the educational process across the UAE schools will continue with the highest degree of efficiency as the world faces global coronavirus, Covid-19, outbreak that prevented over half of the world’s student population from going to school.

He said, "Learning continues at a distance, and from anywhere, because education is the main driver of the development of nations."

In a message to students, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, "Never stop learning. Education shapes life and whoever stops learning, stops living." He added, "We heavily invested in smart learning over the past decade, and today, we are witnessing the fruitful results."

He noted, "the UAE has one of the most advanced digital infrastructures in the world and the region’s best smart learning systems. Our growth and progress have no limit." He said, "We are facing a new challenge in our journey of development and we will overcome it like we did with previous challenges. We will emerge even stronger because we collectively believe that the word impossible does not exist in the UAE’s dictionary."

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum extended his appreciation to teachers and educators who are ensuring the continuity of education despite challenges. He also thanked people in administrative and technical roles for their efforts in facilitating the student learning process.