Primary pupils see doctors over stress as school and activities take toll

DUBAI // Psychologists are treating children as young as primary school age for stress as youngsters struggle to cope with academic pressure and daily extracurricular activities parents insist they take part in. Dr Saliha Afridi, clinical psychologist and co-founder of...

Lughati honours winners of ‘Lughati Play Award 2’

SHARJAH, 13th May, 2017 (WAM) -- Lughati, the Sharjah-based initiative dedicated to supporting Arabic learning the smart way, has honoured the winners of the ‘Lughati Play Award 2’ for kindergarten pupils in the Emirate of Sharjah. The awards ceremony held recently...

641 students to vie for 7th Dar Al Ber Quran and Sunnah Award

AJMAN, 10th May, 2017 (WAM) --641 students from government, private, Arabic and foreign language schools in Ajman, have qualified for the 7th Dar Al Ber Quran and Sunnah Award. The annual competition, organised by the Dar Al Ber branch in...

The Ministry has called on parents not to answer questions from such calls

The UAE Ministry of Education has warned about suspicious phone calls to parents from people posing as officials from the ministry and inquiring about their children's school details. The ministry has asked parents to inform law enforcement officials if they...

Remodeled Assessment Scheme of Class X Board Examination from Academic year 2017-18 (NSQF Scheme)

The CBSE has remodelled its assessment scheme allowing Class X students in vocational stream who fail in any of social science, mathematics and science papers to replace it with a vocational subject. However, if a candidate wishes to reappear for...

23 Government and private schools win Green Awards at EAD’s Sustainable Excellence Schools Awards...

ABU DHABI, 10th May, 2017 (WAM) The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EAD, has announced two new categories within its Sustainable Schools Initiative, SSI, the 'Environmental Innovation' and the 'People of Determination' categories. The Environmental Innovation category promotes environmental sustainable...

Ministry of Education adopts plan for Scientific Laboratories

DUBAI, 9th May, 2017 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Education has adopted a modern operational plan for scientific laboratories, which it aims to activate in every single school under its umbrella. The ministry clarified that this plan will be executed...

Zayed University announces three Waqf professorships

ABU DHABI, 8th May, 2017 (WAM) The Zayed University announced the activation of three "Waqf" (endowment) professorships the Sultan bin Rashed Al Dhaheri Professorship in Islamic Funding, the Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Professorship in General Management, and the Humaid bin...

The Path to Higher Education With an Intellectual Disability

The number of degree-granting institutions with options for these students is growing. " The employment rate for adults with cognitive disabilities is just 22.5 percent, according to recent estimates—48.9 percent lower than adults without a disability. On top of that,...

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