Journal of Business and Management Sciences
ISSN (Print): 2333-4495 ISSN (Online): 2333-4533 Website: Editor-in-chief: Heap-Yih Chong
Open Access
Journal Browser
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2021, 9(2), 84-91
DOI: 10.12691/jbms-9-2-5
Open AccessArticle

The Impact of Covid-19 on the HR of the Educational Sector in UAE: A Case Study of Abdullah Bin Al Zubair Private School

Adnan Jawabri1, , Rouhi Faisal1 and Fatima Alkubissi2

1Business Administration Department, Khawarizmi International College, Al Ain United Arab Emirates

2Abdullah Bin Al Zubair Private School, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Pub. Date: July 08, 2021

Cite this paper:
Adnan Jawabri, Rouhi Faisal and Fatima Alkubissi. The Impact of Covid-19 on the HR of the Educational Sector in UAE: A Case Study of Abdullah Bin Al Zubair Private School. Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2021; 9(2):84-91. doi: 10.12691/jbms-9-2-5


This research studies the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the HR of the educational sector in UAE by taking the case study of Abdullah Bin Al Zubair Private School in Al Ain. The research is conducted through hypothesis testing, as well as the thematic analysis of interview survey. The methodology used for this research includes qualitative analysis of the interviews collected from four different members of the school, i.e. the Principal, HR Representative, Head of Department and a teacher. The interviews lead to the research findings that covid-19 pandemic does have an impact on the HR of UAE’s education sector, as it currently faces a lot of challenges in finding, hiring and retaining employees. Many businesses have laid off staff and cut salaries in order to reduce costs because of the financial crunch faced by all businesses, especially in the private sector. At the end, the research provides some of the recommendations that could be implanted by the HR of education institutes in order to improve their operational efficiency.

Covid-19 pandemic HR Educational Sector Operational Efficiency Abdullah Bin Al Zubair School

Creative CommonsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit


[1]  Sampras, A. (2019). Importance of Human Resource Management. [online] HRM Exam. Available at:
[2]  Kazi Hoque (Author (2015). GRIN - Human Resource Managers in Education. Their Roles in School Effectiveness. [online] Available at:
[3]  Gigauri, I., 2020. EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF DIGITALIZATION AND WORK-LIFE-BALANCE. International Journal of Innovative Technologies in Economy, (4 (31)).
[4]  Formplus Blog (2019). Exploratory Research: Definition, Examples & Methods. [online] Available at:
[5]  Mcleod, S. (2019). Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research. [online] Available at:
[6] (n.d.). ABZ - Abdulla bin Zubair Private School Review. [online] Available at:
[7]  CGMA (2013). Porter’s Five Forces of Competitive Position Analysis. [online] CGMA. Available at:
[8]  Budhwar, P., Pereira, V., Mellahi, K. and Singh, S.K., 2019. The state of HRM in the Middle East: Challenges and future research agenda. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 36(4), pp.905-933.
[9]  Mertova, P. and Webster, L., 2009. The academic voice in English and Czech higher education quality. Quality Assurance in Education.
[10]  Gaad, E., Arif, M. and Scott, F., 2006. Systems analysis of the UAE education system. International Journal of Educational Management.
[11]  Al-araibi, A.A.M., Naz’ri bin Mahrin, M. and Yusoff, R.C.M., 2019. Technological aspect factors of E-learning readiness in higher education institutions: Delphi technique. Education and Information Technologies, 24(1), pp.567-590.
[12]  Abraham, D.C., CEO, Head, Management, S.J.S. of G. and Dubai (2020). UAE’s Higher Education Scenario Post-COVID Looks Very Bright. [online] Higher Education Digest. Available at:
[13]  desai, R. (2016). The Interview Method: Advantages and Limitations | Social Research. [online] Your Article Library. Available at:
[14]  Bhat, A. (2018). Quantitative Research: Definition, Methods, Types and Examples | QuestionPro. [online] QuestionPro. Available at: