Category Archives: Study

SCLD continues to exempt students from paying fees

SHARJAH, The Sharjah Centre for Learning Difficulties, SCLD, will continue to exempt students from session fees until the end of August 2020, according to the directives of the management to support the family and students and contribute to efforts made by the UAE to reduce the outbreak of the new Coronavirus.

Dr. Hanadi Obeid Al Suwaidi, Director of SCLD, stressed that the exemption of students from fees comes in conjunction with the vision of the SCLD to continue implementing the approved programmes for student education and help families to continue the education of their children under any circumstances. Students will be provided with all sessions via a distance learning system, she indicated.

Al Suwaidi noted that 50 percent of the staff has returned to work, while all services at the centre are continuously provided through smart applications and platforms.

Since its inception, the centre has provided its services to around 530 beneficiaries in collaboration with local, regional, and global partners to ensure the best services, Al Suwaidi confirmed.


Source: Emirates News Agency

AUS celebrates graduating Class of Spring 2020

SHARJAH, To celebrate the success of the members of the Class of Spring 2020, American University of Sharjah, AUS, held a virtual event on Saturday, that brought together graduates and their family and friends from all across the world. The event featured a video made for the occasion which commemorated the culmination of the graduates’ university journey.

Speaking at the event, Professor Kevin Mitchell, Chancellor of AUS, congratulated the Class of Spring 2020, noting their hard work and determination and said, “There will also undoubtedly be many challenges ahead, and the perseverance that you have demonstrated in your final semester inspires confidence and hope. You will now join the many alumni who are working to make the world a better place. The world needs confident and capable AUS graduates more than ever and we look forward to your contributions to shaping the future.”

The event celebrated the academic and extra-curricular achievements of the 560 graduates who contributed to enriching the university during their time as AUS students.

Source: Emirates News Agency

CSD launches Ramadan e-Booklet for private schools in Sharjah

SHARJAH, The Child Safety Department, CSD, an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, SCFA, in Sharjah, has launched an interactive Ramadan e-Booklet in both Arabic and English to assist parents with organising their children’s tasks, home responsibilities, leisure time, whilst also encouraging them to learn positive behaviours.

CSD has tied up with the Sharjah Private Education Authority, SPEA, to distribute these booklets electronically to all private schools across the emirate.

Hanadi Saleh Al Yafei, Director of CSD, said, “The purpose behind introducing these interactive booklets is to offer parents and children a proper routine to follow within our almost entirely homebound lifestyles due to the coronavirus pandemic. This easy-to-use booklet is ripe with dynamic and fun content, which offer families a great opportunity to ensure their child’s personal growth and create a positive environment at home. While designing the booklet’s contents, we made sure to enrich it with equal parts education and entertainment in a bid to instill positive behaviours and the religious practices of Ramadan, which will ultimately bring families closer together.”

“The weekly timetables will instil a sense of responsibility in children towards their homes and parents, and draw their attention to the importance of making the most of their free time to learn and acquire new skills, and expand their knowledge. The booklet poses interesting challenges too – to encourage children to innovate and turn them into opportunities,” she added.

Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi, Chairperson of SPEA stressed the importance of such initiatives in promoting a culture of community service, and reasserted SPEA’s proactive approach to forging strategic partnerships with relevant entities and institutions to achieve their shared community-minded goals.

Al Hashimi also said that the process of learning goes beyond academics to build knowledge, life skills and intellect that promote responsible behaviour, in accordance with the vision and directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

The link to download the booklet is available at @childsafetyuae, CSD’s social handle for Twitter and Instagram.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Public school students to sit for centralised smart tests on 4 May: MoE

ABU DHABI, The Ministry of Education, MoE, has approved the schedule for centralised smart tests for the third semester of the current academic year for government schools.

The tests, which are part of distance learning and smart learning, will start on 4th May and will be short and alternate to the end-of-term examinations for Grades 4 to 11. Grade 12 students will sit for centralised short tests in addition to the end-of-year exam.

In case of an emergency, should students experience certain difficulties preventing them from attending the main test, the ministry will conduct another centralised ”make-up” test.

In April, the ministry carried out an online pilot programme to test the effectiveness of the electronic testing system for public schools.

The ministry said that the initial mandatory testing was conducted for Grades 5 to 12.

Source: Emirates News Agency