Dubai: Mohammed Ibrahim, Iman Sorour
Tomorrow, Sunday, the "education, administrative and technical" bodies at the level of the state schools, with their different emirates and regions, will begin the new academic year 2018-2019. In addition, students will begin their studies in all public and private schools that follow the curriculum and kindergartens of the ministry. Sunday, September 2.
Approximately 642 public schools receive approximately 26,000 teachers, administrators and technicians, with 15,000 teachers in Abu Dhabi and 11,163 in Dubai and the northern region, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Education, the number of which has not yet been published. New academic year.
According to the approved calendar of the Ministerial Development Council, all government schools of all kinds, "governmental and private" will be applied to the curriculum of the Ministry of Education for the new academic year 2018-2019, starting on Sunday, September 2,, Start of the winter leave for students from 16 December to 10 January 2019 for four weeks, of which 20 working days and the start of all types of leave, on 23 December and ending on 3 January 2019 for two weeks, including 10 working days.
All types of institutions will be resumed on Monday 6 January 2019. Students will start on the 13th of the same month, with two weeks of spring leave from 31 March to 11 April, 31 March to 4 April.
The bodies of all species start from the third semester on April 7, while the students start their studies on the 14th of the same year. The end of the academic year will be scheduled on July 4 and the number of teachers, technical and administrative staff will be 11 years, while the number of school days for the academic year New days including exams 182 days.
The school calendar approved by the Council, linked to the duration of the special education schools that follow the education of foreign curricula for the academic year 2018-2019, starts on 26 August 2018 and the students are on 2 September. Until January 3, 2019, while the study will resume on January 6, 2019, and it will be spring leave for students on March 31, 2019, while the study begins on April 14, 2019, The number of school days was 182 days, including exam days.
The Ministry of Education has, for its part, developed a systematic plan to achieve a smooth school visit and prevent problems in a way that ensures the management of educational facilities in a modern and orderly manner, as well as the completion of preparations for the readiness of schools In all perspectives.
The ministry focused early on forming frameworks and teams to monitor the situation, and visiting all schools to identify the shortcomings and requirements they need, as well as preparing and preparing for a comprehensive way to manage the situation. to ensure the company's facilities and to maintain them in the best operational conditions, for school buildings and facilities such as the administrative, educational and technical bodies and the launch of the new school year.
On the other hand, the state government schools will receive their share of the books provided by the Ministry of Education for five consecutive days, for a period of five consecutive days, worth 7 million and 400 thousand textbooks for the new academic year 2018-2019, of which approximately 1183 public schools benefit. State level.
According to the plan, the United Printing and Publishing Company in Abu Dhabi will begin distributing books to 100 schools on the last day and up to 500 schools on the last day. The schools were contacted 72 hours prior to delivery to prepare for receiving of the books and do not fail to receive them. 3 of his employees receive textbooks on time, to ensure that the book arrives on the first day of school before the start of the new school year on 2 September.
The company's printing team emphasized that the biggest challenge in delivering books to schools is that schools are free at the time of arrival of transport vehicles and that there are no school officials who receive books, noting that this is one of the main challenges for company. The school collects the part of textbooks and delays their distribution for students, and also increases the financial costs when reallocating means of transport to transfer books to and from schools.
The Ministry of Education confirmed that it is aware of different health standards when printing textbooks, such as the size and weight of the book, the suitability for each age phase and the importance of offering its curricula in a digital form for students. and teachers. The Ministry provided 640 electronic books for students of the following academic year, divided between curricula and enrichment books.
The number of textbooks in the printed school curriculum is 460 books, 7.4 million copies, to be distributed to 1,182 schools in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the northern regions, including 573 private and international schools on schedule, accounting for about 766,731 students in different emirates, 984 students from Abu Dhabi, 156,767 students from Dubai and the Northern Emirates, and 469.16 students from private schools. The curriculum follows the model of the UAE school, which is distributed to all state schools from the new academic year, the aspirations of the state and its future plans in the field of artificial intelligence, programming sciences and robotics. The ministry looks forward to qualifying national executives and offers them the best science, knowledge and skills.
For their part, the directors and directors of public and private schools praised the serious step that the ministry has taken this year with its early interest in printing sufficient numbers of books on the school curricula for the new academic year, noting that they have followed all procedures to receive their quota of books that will be distributed according to the dates from Sunday. This has been identified by the textbooks.
Obeid Meftah, the director of the Darwish Ben Karam School, said the preparations were almost complete. The school commissioned a number of employees to hand in the books and place them in the warehouses after they were sorted according to the teaching phase, in preparation on its dissemination to the students.
Fatima al-Hammadi, a school secretary, said that the availability of the handbook encourages the student's involvement from the first day of the study and that his absence during the first week or two of the new school year causes the absence of the student and his studies neglected.
He added that some school boards ignore the importance of books and all regulations, instead of handling the first week as a real week in the academic year. It is treated as an additional week in which organizational classes are organized, tables are drawn up and Students are received in the absence of a study content that must be explained or information must be provided, noting the importance of starting from the first day of the curriculum. During the classroom.
Safia Abdulrahman, a school secretary, suggested to the Ministry of Education to sell copies of books that are printed this year to students in a number of state-level commercial libraries at prices that match their capabilities and to distribute the names of libraries to parents, to facilitate the access of the book to the student. Noting that some students may lose their books during the semester, requiring the presence of additional books in schools, noting that this procedure will help provide books for students during the academic year at a price appropriate to their abilities.
Schools, councils and councils intensify their efforts during the summer holidays, in addition to the state of preparedness at the school boards in preparation for the start of the new school year, and have opened 24-hour direct lines with school boards to start a more stable school year. An operating room was set up to monitor all issues related to the readiness of schools, their status and willingness to receive teachers and students, to monitor their needs, to identify potential obstacles, and to develop the necessary solutions. and to intervene quickly to provide them with the necessary needs. And the willingness of schools to receive the teaching staff, technically and administratively on the first day of the new school year, and to create a stimulating educational environment for them and students.