By Gavin Gibbon
Authority stipulates school lessons will last for 30 minutes during holy month
School lessons will last for 30 minutes during Ramadan, according to the new reduction in hours announced by the UAE Ministry of Education.
The curriculum for the third term is being delivered remotely as part of distance learning measures imposed during the current coronavirus outbreak.
New timings for the holy month will see kindergarten pupils take 15 classes per week. Students in grades 1-4 will also take 15 classes in a week, with their school day starting at 1.45pm and finishing at 3.25pm.
The school day for students in grades 5-8 will begin at 11am and finish at 1.30pm. They will take 17 classes per week.
Students in grades 9-12 will also start their school day at 11am, but will finish slightly later at 2.05pm, with classes varying - students in the general stream will take 14 classes per week, while students in the trilingual general stream will take 15 classes per week.
Students taking the advanced stream and the trilingual advanced stream will 21 classes per week, while the elite stream students will have 22 classes per week. Students who take the applied stream will take 20 classes per week.