Reduced School Hours During Ramadan Announced

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has made an announcement reduced schools hours during Ramadan, which is expected to fall on 6 May. According to KHDA, the school hours each day should not exceed five hours and fasting students will be exempt from physical activities.

Mohammed Darwish, Chief Executive Officer of Permits and Compliance at KHDA said, "The school day during Ramadan will start between 8.00am to 8.30am and finish between 1,00pm to 1.30pm, with shorter breaks as required. Schools should ensure that the total hours at school per day for students do not exceed five hours.”

“Fasting students will be exempt from physical education (PE) classes and any other demanding physical activities without influencing their grades and overall academic performance. All students must be protected from the risks of exhaustion and dehydration."

 

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