Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi issues directive in bid to improve quality of education in the emirate
Sharjah ruler, Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, has directed the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) to limit the number of students per class to no more than 25.
His directives came during remarks he made via the Direct Line Programme broadcast live on Sharjah Radio.
The ruler also instructed SPEA to set the number of teaching classes for each teacher to 24 per week, approximately five teaching classes per day.
Last month, Sharjah announced the launch the Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) initiative, in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
The project is being rolled out by Sharjah Baby Friendly Office (SBFO), the entity implementing the Sharjah Child-Friendly City project, alongside Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) and Sharjah Education Council (SEC).
The purpose of the project is to move schools and education systems in Sharjah progressively towards quality global standards, addressing elements that influence the wellbeing and rights of a child.
It will address four key elements - raising awareness on child rights, supporting children’s participation in school and community initiatives, protecting children from all forms of violence and abuse, and the integration of children with special needs into mainstream education.