Public school days in Dubai and the Northern Emirates will be shortened to five hours during Ramadan, the Ministry of Education announced on Monday.
Classes will last 40 minutes each with girls schools beginning at 9am and ending with the seventh period at 2.15pm. Boys schools will operate from 8am until 1.15pm, reported Aletihad, the Arabic-language sister newspaper of The National.
Daily morning assembly will be cancelled during the holy month, but the first five minutes of the first period will be dedicated to the national anthem.
All extra-curricular activities and physical education will also be suspended until the end of the school term on Thursday, June 22.
In the circular issued to school administrations, the ministry stressed the importance of adhering to the amended schedule to best serve the interests of the pupils.
Source: The National