Public, Private Schools closed on Thursday Due to Weather
ABU DHABI, 9th March 2016 (WAM)— Public and private schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi will be closed again on Thursday due to the weather, the Director-General of Abu Dhabi Education Council, Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, has announced.
He said the move was made for the safety of students.
Schools were closed today, Wednesday, in the emirate due to heavy rain.
Schools across UAE to remain shut on Thursday
All schools, both government and private, across the UAE will remain shut on Thursday, March 10, as per an order from the UAE Ministry of Education.
“Hussein Al Hamadi, the Minister of Education, issued a decision to provisionally suspend the official working hours on Thursday of all government and private schools in the state,” a statement from the Ministry of Education read.
“The decision comes due to weather conditions, and to ensure the safety of students. Students will come back on next Sunday.”
However, Indian curriculum schools and centers of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) annual board exams for Grade 10 and 12 will remain open and examinations will take place as per the timetable, until further notice.
Students attempting the examinations have to appear at the centers an hour earlier. “The students are required to come to the examination hall at 8.15 am. However, given the weather and traffic conditions, the students have to come in an hour earlier at 7.15 am,” said Ashok Kumar, CEO of Indian High School.
Mohammed Darwish, Chief of Regulations and Permits Commission at Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said, “Due to predicted weather conditions, private schools in Dubai will remain closed on Thursday (10 March, 2016), keeping in view the safety of students and staff. Schools are advised to use their discretion to assist any students appearing for external examinations.”