More than one million students are going back to school today in different cities of the Bin
4 new books are included in the curriculum of social studies at the third semester
The book "Sard Al Zat" (Autobiography) of the Ruler of Sharjah highlights important aspects in the life of His Highness
The advanced track tests for Grade 12 students will begin on May 28 and end on June 4
The general track tests for Grade 12 students will begin on May 30 and end on June 4
The 2017-2018 academic year begins on the 3rd of next September
The Ministry of Education distributes one million and one hundred thousand books in preparation for the third semester
The Ministry of Education invites teaching staff to motivate students to learn with high mentality
More than one million students at the UAE’s level are going back to school today, Sunday, marking the start of the third and final semester of the year 2016-2017, which was preceded by intensive preparations by the Ministry of Education to achieve the stability necessary for the school community by ensuring the readiness of schools including its facilities, educational tools, safe and convenient infrastructure and providing students with textbooks on time.
In a binment, the Ministry of Education called on the administrative and teaching bodies to create the appropriate academic atmosphere for students by honing their minds, instilling motivation for learning and encouraging students to start their academic journey with high intellectuality to achieve the best results. The Ministry stressed the importance of students' willingness and determination to achieve their academic ambitions through insistence, hard work and exerting their utmost efforts to obtain the highest scientific degrees.
The Ministry of Education has announced the launch of four new textbooks in the third semester, within the curriculum of social studies and national education, which are: the book "Sard Al Zat" (Autobiography) of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, issued by Al-Qasimi publications, the book "Protecting Youth from Destructive Ideas" by Dr. Farouq Hamada, Advisor to H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, as well as the book of "Sustainable Development: the UAE Model" and "Social Media from the Tribe to the Facebook".
The aim of this step is to institutionalize generations who are prepared morally, intellectually, culturally and cognitively, and enjoy a good and positive citizenship, generations that consider that the Emirati moral concepts and traditions are the basis of their different aspects of live. This step aims also at enhancing the value and behavioral aspects of students, linking them to their cultural and civilizational heritage, establishing their belonging to the country and leadership, and also informing them about the unique experiences of the UAE symbols.
The book of "Sard Al Zat" summarizes important stages in the life of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, which is full of experiences and attitudes that shaped his personality. It explains for Grade 12 students how His Highness grew up within a decent family that has instill the ideal values in him, which empowered him to confront the various situation of life and built his character, a matter which is reflected in His Highness determination to seek for knowledge and keep pace with the global and Arab events.
The book "Protecting Youth from Destructive Ideas" by Dr. Farouq Hamada, Advisor to H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, discusses how to protect youth from destructive ideas and its advocates through preparing students intellectually and morally.
The curriculum will also include the book of "Sustainable Development: the UAE Model", which reviews the unique development experience in various fields in the UAE, and the book of "Social Media from the Tribe to the Facebook" that discusses the role of social media in future transformations.
Dates of Grade 12 tests
The Ministry has set the starting dates for the tests of Grade 12 students in the general and advanced tracks for the third semester. The general track students will take the final tests from 30 May to 4 June. The advanced track is scheduled for the 28th of May, to be finished on the 4th of June. As for the rest of school grades, namely from 1 to 11 grades, the final tests will begin from 11 June till 18 June.
According to the Ministry's binment, it is scheduled that the 22nd of June will be the deadline for the end of the school year for students, and teachers will finish their work on the 6th of July, in addition it is decided that the teaching staff of the new academic year 2017-2018 will start on the 3rd of next September, while students will start from the 10th of next September.
According to the new mechanism developed by the Ministry for the distribution of books, under which the printing presses distribute books to schools directly under the supervision of the Ministry, to ensure their arrival on time, the Ministry has started earlier to distribute the textbooks (about one million and one hundred thousand books) to 408 schools in public and private schools applied to the curriculum, as the Ministry was keen to ensure that these books are available to students at the start of the third semester.
The Ministry of Education has recently concluded the specialized training program offered during the school leave of the second semester, targeting 13500 educational staff, which lasted for one week and included 138 sites in different cities of the UAE. The program included about 2200 workshops in various scientific and educational fields that will develop the skills of the participants, in addition to supporting the directions of the Ministry to empower and rehabilitate teachers with modern teaching tools, so that they have the ability to acquire the basics of critical and analytical thinking and other skills. It also contributes to the development of students' skills, as well as improving learning environments and making them more appropriate and attractive.
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