The private school regulator sent a circular to schools in Dubai stating the revised school timings were decided following the completion of survey that quizzed schools about timings of distance learning during the holy month of Ramadan. A majority of the schools preferred 9 am to 2pm as their preferred timings. A copy of this circular has been seen by Khaleej Times. The circular said, "If these timings are not suitable, please feel free to amend them in consultation with your parent community. If you do change these timings, please let us know as soon as you can by writing to rpc khda. We ask you to be mindful of this with regards to the amount of homework and assignments set for students," it said.
Resource-intensive homework to be banned
Public schools in UAE to eliminate homework - News | Khaleej Times
Tarsus Support is a dedicated team whose main goal is to make your life easier while planning and participating at any Tarsus event. The first point of reference is the Tarsus Support website. It is here to help transform your experience with easy to digest guides, training and advice. School operators in the emirate are following an international trend to limit the hours children spend studying after class. Some schools in Dubai are ditching homework to allow pupils to "have a life" and ease the demands placed on parents. Three school operators in the emirate, Arcadia Education, Taaleem and Ambassador Education, told The National they have either stopped the age-old practice or limited the amount of work children are asked to do at home at a number of their schools. Instead of completing work at home, often with the help of parents, schools have allocated time within class hours for studies to be finished under the supervision of teachers.
Hundreds of schools in the UAE have banned homework - here's why
By Feb 11, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Students at more than government-run schools in the United Arab Emirates are officially done with homework. A local National newspaper reports that, starting next week, the Education Ministry is abolishing homework in public schools in the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi to help students make the most of their time in school and have more time for other activities and their families after school.
Hundreds of government-run schools in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will no longer assign their pupils homework, the Ministry of Education has said. Lubna Al Shamsi, acting executive director for schools, said the move is aimed at ensuring pupils make the best use of their time during the school day. Separate lessons will be merged, with no break, so classes in Arabic, English, mathematics, science, and design and technology will each last 90 minutes. Ms Al Shamsi said classes will be broken down into a five-minute session of mental stimulation and 50 minutes of tuition, with the remaining time spent on practical activities.