Over 700,000 students back to school tomorrow

Dubai: Nearly 727,918 students of 1,276 public and private schools will return back to classrooms tomorrow for the 2012-2013 academic year with a call from the Minister of Education, Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, to educators, administrators and learners and their guardians to work diligently and faithfully so as to elevate the learning process and deliver the State’s strategic objectives for education.

Some 785 government schools will welcome 269,412 students while 458,508 students will join 491 private schools. A total of 29,332 teachers, technicians and administrators had already reported to work last Sunday.

”While acting to implement directives of the country’s leadership, the Ministry of Education has carried out a series pioneering initiatives and programmes to improve performance in government schools so as to set an educational model that is capable of addressing present challenges and unlocking creative potentials of both educators and learners,” the minister said.