Next academic year for public schools begins on Aug 24

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Next academic year for public schools begins on Aug 24
By Mohsen Rashid (Our staff reporter)KHALEEJ TIMES 13 February 2008

DUBAI — The Ministry of Education (MoE) has fixed the beginning of the 2008-09 academic year for the public schools on August 24, Khaleej Times has learnt.

While the teaching and administrative staff will report for duty on August 24, the students of all grades will report for classes on August 31, reliable sources in the ministry said yesterday.

The private (foreign) schools have been given the right to fix the date of commencement of their coming academic year.

The sources said the ministry had fixed the opening date of the academic year and the holidays for both the public and private schools last year, which sparked criticism from managements of several schools and parents. Therefore this time, the ministry has let it to the private schools to decide on the opening date.

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