MoE approves unified school calendar

DUBAI — Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Acting Minister of Education, has approved the school calendar for the academic year 2008-2009.

By Mohsen Rashid (Staff Reporter)

Published: Mon 24 Mar 2008, 9:40 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:48 PM

As per the new calendar, the administration, teaching and technical staff will commence work on August 24, while the classes will commence on August 31.

The mid-year break (spring) will begin on January 15, 2009 and run until the first Sunday of February 2009, to mark the beginning of the second semester. The last day of school for students of all stages will be June 4, 2009.

However, administration, technical and teaching staff will continue to work until July 2, 2009 for the summer break to begin.

Abdullah Musabah Al Nuaimi, Director-General in the MoE, stressed that the ministry was keen on a common calendar for both government and private schools and also uniformity in holidays.

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