ABU DHABI -- Over 369,000 public and private school students will start
Term 2 on Sunday (tomorrow) after a three weeks mid-break holiday, announced
the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC).
In addition to the 130,428 students across 255
public schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the 238,632 students in 186
private school, 5,663 students across Adult Education Centers and 4,833 home
schooling students will resume their studies tomorrow.
As part of the UAE declaring 2016 as the "Year
of Reading" to create a generation of book lovers and consolidate the
country’s position as a global hub for knowledge, ADEC will be encouraging all
schools across the Emirate to participate in different types of fun loving
As a result of a successful year of innovation in
2015, ADEC is eager to carry on its mission to graduate a competent generation
of scientists, researchers and innovators who will help fructify the future for
the Emirate – which can only happen through strengthening a passion for
reading, learning and knowledge seeking.
In the past, ADEC has taken part in and/or launched
a number of initiatives related to reading, such as the annual "Abu Dhabi
Reads Campaign" and the "Abu Dhabi International Book fair" with
the aim of building a student’s self-confidence, motivation, imagination and
creativity, while exposing them to different types of information.
With the intention of turning reading into a daily
habit as part of a young student’s everyday routine, ADEC continues to add
diverse books and genres to its existing Learning Resource Centers (LRC’s)
across public schools.
The council introduced the different LRC’s in
public schools since 2006 in order to encourage students to utilize different
types of resources available that will help turn them into analytical learners
and thinkers, while retaining a strong sense of national identity.
In order to enhance the love for reading, the
centers are fully equipped with attractive colors, themes, appropriate reading
area furnishings and stimulating/interactive activities such as puppet theater
shows use for kindergarten and Cycle 1 students.