UAE University Students Sit For In-Person Exams

  • Publish date: Thursday، 20 May 2021
UAE University Students Sit For In-Person Exams

After last years Covid-19 outburst and being announced as a pandemic having businesses to shutdown and schools to operate online, thousands of university students in the UAE will be able to sit for in person exams this month.

As UAE is gradually working to live life as of pre Covid-19, universities are taking strict safety measures to allow tests to be held on campus.

Safety measure student will have to abide by include having to wear a mask at all times when on campus. Those who are unvaccinated will need to provide a negative PCR test result before being allowed on campus.

University of Sharjah is holding its spring semester final exams from May 15 to May 26.

Dr Hussein El Mahdi, dean of academic support services at the university, said 10,000 students would take the exams on campus.

He also said, “This is the university’s effort to bring everyone back.”

He also added saying that, "we limited the number to 200 students on campus [at a time] ... as that was our first experience." 

"This is our second time holding exams on campus during the pandemic.”

"The main reason we went with this is that our ability to deal with the situation has changed.

"Vaccinations have been rolled out and there are good testing measures. In the fall we were more hesitant.

"We have ensured we have enough distancing in seating and have taken all the precautionary measures," Dr El Mahdi concluded.

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