Teachers' housing problems in Al Gharbia to be solved

ABU DHABI - Al Gharbia (Western Region) Educational Zone will take delivery of 400 new housing units divided into 14 residential blocks in Madinat Zayed, Mirfa, Giyathi, Sila', Liwa and Dalma Island.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 7 Aug 2008, 12:19 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:00 PM

The project will contribute to alleviate the problem of teachers' housing in Al Gharbia.

The move, which came before the start of the new academic year on August 31, was in implementation of instructions by General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC).

The Al Gharbia Educational Zone said that it had drawn a plan for replacement of old school buildings with new ones. The plan will start with building two schools at Mirfa, and a kindergarten at Madinat Zayed.

The zone has intensified its preparations for welcoming the teachers of different levels serving the schools and kindergartens during the academic year 2008-2009.

Khalfa Isa Al Mansouri, Director of the Al Gharbia Educational Zone, said that the administrators and their assistants will report to work on August 24.

''We have taken a series of measures to fill the deficit in teachers. We have appointed 90 teachers, of them 13 were UAE nationals,'' he added.

Schools in the region suffered lack of specialisations following resignation of a number of teachers and expiry of secondment of some expatriate teachers.

As for the textbooks, he said his zone had received 92 per cent of school books of the first semester and 80 per cent of the second one.

He added that the rest of the textbooks will be delivered soon.

He indicated that most maintenance works in schools had completed and all schools will be ready before students join classes.

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