Dubai: Public and private schools need to adhere to the Eid AL Adha holidays schedule announced by the government and should resume classes on November 8, a n official from the Ministry of Education told Gulf News Tuesday.
Ali Mihad Al Suwaidi, director general of the Ministry of Education said the government has announced Eid holidays from November 6 to November 9 and the ministry will take a strict view of schools that stretch the three-days break to a week.
"It will be considered a violation in case of schools that do not stick to the three day holiday schedule and extend it, " said an official.
However, the schools that have a prior approval from the ministry for the week long schedule may go ahead with it as per the time table set at the beginning of the academic, Al Suwaidi said. Proposed holidays by schools are required to be approved by the ministry in advance.
Some schools are learnt to have sent information to parents that regular classes will resume only after a week, that is, from November 13, Sunday. Parents said there as an intial confusion about the holidays and they had planned nine-day break.
"We were initially confused about the number of holidays and were preparing for 9-day break. However, now we have got an sms from the school that regular classes will resume on November 8, so we are clear," said a parent, whose son is a Grade 9 student in a British curriculum school