UAE's Minister of Education says more than 600 public schools are ready to receive pupils for new academic year
About 1.1 million students return to school on Sunday at 616 public schools across the UAE, amid extensive preparations by the Ministry of Education to launch a trouble-free academic year.
Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, confirmed that the ministry has completed all preparations to create an "attractive, encouraging learning environment".
"The strategic partnership between the ministry and parents is of vital importance in improving the learning environment in the Emirati schools," he said in comments published by state news agency WAM.
The ministry, in cooperation with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, has implemented a comprehensive plan for the maintenance of 23 schools and replacement of four old schools.
Nearly 35 schools, under 15 years old, have also seen architectural, electrical, mechanical, and health improvements, WAM said.
The ministry has also conducted a week of technical training for 26,000 teachers before the launch of the new academic year.