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Mohammed Ibrahim, Staff Reporter
The final exams for the academic year 2018-2019 are scheduled to start on Wednesday 19 June for students from grades 1 to 12 in the governmental and private schools following the Ministry’s curriculum. The examinations will continue until June 30 for grades 11-12 of the general and advanced streams and the 9 and 10 Elite stream.
Exams for grades 9, 10 of specialised stream, 9 General stream, 6, 7, 8 General and elite streams and 1, 1, 2, 3, 4 grades will end on 26 June.
The 9th grade (general and advanced), 10th grade (advanced) exams will end on the 27th of June.
It is worth mentioning that the total number of students sitting for the 12th grade exam amounted to 29,089 students at the state level, 19,152 in government schools, 8,411 in private education, and 1,526 students in technical education.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) has set two hours for the exam duration for grades from 4 to 12, starting at 9.30 and continuing until 11.30.
The duration of the exam for students from grades 1,2 and 3 is 1,5 hours starting from 9.30 to 11. The MoE has issued a circular banning reading questions for students or directing them to the answer in any subject. Students of 12th grade (General and advanced) streams will start exams on Wednesday 19th with the Islamic Education subject, followed by Social Studies on 20th, Mathematics on 23rd, Arabic on 24th, Physics on 25th, English on 26th, and Biology or Chemistry on 27th for 12th General stream students. The advanced stream students are going to sit for the Chemistry exam on 27th and will end exams with the Health Sciences on 30th June.
The Ministry emphasised the need to ensure students do not carry mobile devices or smartphones and any educational means related to the subjects for the exams.
The boxes of questions will be delivered to the exam classes 10 minutes earlier. A student’s apology for the exam can only be accepted if applied not more than two working days. According to the MoE, the original apology should be handed over to the Chief of the Examinations while the student should keep a copy. The ministry also affirmed that there must not be any relatives of any kind inside the examination classes, stressing strict confidentiality with the examination documents, and not to disclose any data, statistics or results before they are officially approved.
The students’ summer holiday is scheduled to begin on July 4, while the teaching, technical and administrative staff will continue until 11th, bringing the total number of school days of the academic year 2018-2019, to 182 days.
Out of 155 applications submitted for the Princess Haya Award for Special Education, 33 winners in 5 categories will be announced today (Sunday) in a ceremony.
Students studying International Baccalaureate (IB) in UAE schools have continued to perform above international averages, as confirmed by the latest IB examination results.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) announced that 41 million people across the world have benefited from its Spreading Education & Knowledge initiatives and programmes that amounted to Dhs628 million in 2018.
The Abu Dhabi Police called on drivers to abide by safe driving rules and turn on the vehicle’s lights while driving at night between sunset to sunrise. They also called on them to use the vehicle lights when necessary to alert others and avoid possible accidents and injuries.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld a judgment that obligated a yacht’s owner to pay compensation of Dhs2.058 million to the insurance company, which compensated a number of yachts damaged by a fire caused by the first yacht.
“In my view, overseas Pakistanis should not only get the voting rights but should be allowed to be members of Parliament and Senate as well. No one can understand the problems of expats better than the overseas Pakistanis themselves. Their contribution towards uplifting the country’s economy is immense. Their services should be recognised,” Hans said.
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Hailing from Sialkot, Hussain’s journey to reach Dubai was not easy or smooth.