SHP to cover all schools in two years

DUBAI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has rescinded its decision to expand the School for Health Programme (SHP) to cover all schools from the beginning of the next academic year. Instead, it would follow up and assess the implementation of the programme in the 19 government and private schools currently covered by the programme for another two years.

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Published: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 10:19 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:13 PM

According to Dr Maryam Matroushi, Director of the Central Administration for School Health at the Ministry of Health, it is too early to give final assessment of the programme, which took-off in the 19 schools about six months ago.

Al Matroushi, who disclosed this to the Al Ittihad Arabic daily, said agreement reached between the MoH and the Ministry of Education (MoE) to that effect demanded that the programme should not be generalised until after the full three-academic-year experiment period.

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