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Unsafe Abu Dhabi schools threatened with closure

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) has announced schools found in violation of the safety and security of its pupils may be shut down, Gulf News has reported. "As provided in related laws and regulations, if findings show that any school failed to provide the required type of monitoring, inspection, safety and security required, Adec has the right to take all necessary steps as stipulated in the current laws and regulations [notices, fines] and it may get to the closure of such school according to the magnitude of the violation committed by its management," the regulator said.