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How did private schools in Sharjah respond to the various challenges arising from the pandemic?

While higher education institutions have been effective in developing short-term solutions to some of the challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, they can also play a key role in realising long-term governmental development strategies that can boost the prospects of a sustainable recovery. This is a particularly pressing issue for countries in the Gulf, many of which...

Chapter | Education & Health from The Report: Sharjah 2021

With regular activities severely disrupted in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools in Sharjah had to shift quickly to online...

Sharjah has one of the most diversified economies in the UAE, with a strong foundation in industry and manufacturing. Approximately 95.8% of its economic activity was derived from non-oil sectors in 2019, positioning the emirate to absorb much of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Saudi Arabia’s tertiary education system is underpinned by a strong network of 29 public universities across the Kingdom, which account for 81% of student enrolment.

With the current semester winding up, many higher education institutions in the Gulf are already planning an expanded offering of courses for the next academic year – with a focus on supporting the needs of the region’s post-pandemic economy.

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