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UAE schools set to reopen on August 28

Over 19,000 teaching, administrative staff to report at public, private schools today ahead of receiving students on August 28

UAE schools set to reopen on August 28
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Schools across the UAE are set to reopen on August 28, the  Ministry of Education has confirmed.

The 19,533 teaching, administrative and technical staff who work in public and private schools that follow the curriculum of the Ministry of Education have returned to school today, marking the start of academic year 2016-2017. Students will return to schools a week later, on 28th August, according to news agency WAM.

The Ministry of Education has completed preparations in 490 schools and 41 adult and home students' centres that follow the ministry's curriculum. Earlier, the ministry ordered the formation of cadres and teams of teachers and administrators to monitor the situation. They paid visits to all schools to identify deficiencies and requirements needed ahead of the start of the new 2016-2017 school year.

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