324,000 students go back to schools in Abu Dhabi, says Abu Dhabi Education Council
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, January 07 - 2013 at 09:36
- PRESS RELEASE
Public and private school students in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi went back to school on Sunday to start Trimester Two of the School Year 2012/2013. Trimester One break started on December 16, 2012 and ended on January 3, 2013. The results of end of Trimester I examination will be announced next Thursday.
Around 324,000 Students went back to public and private schools across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, to include 126,000 students who returned to 265 public schools, while 198,000 students reported back to 185 private schools across the emirate.
Dr. Al Khaili congratulated all students on the beginning of the 2nd trimester and urged them to be diligent in seeking excellence in order to play a vital role in the socio-economic development of their country. In addition, the Director General thanked the teaching and administrative staff for their continuous efforts aiming at providing students with an attractive learning environment.
"It is of a paramount importance to widen parent engagement in education by holding periodical meetings with schools and raising parent awareness on the latest learning tools & patterns. The teaching and administrative staff should continue to effectively communicate with parents to help achieve ADEC strategy aiming to improve student academic performance and develop their personal skills," Dr. Al Khaili added.
Mr. Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri said, "We are happy to see students from all grade levels going back to schools. ADEC accomplished all maintenance works necessary for school facilities during the break."
Textbooks were distributed to students in the first day of Trimester Two which is due to last until March 28, Al Dhaheri added.
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