ABU DHABI // More than 369,000 students will be returning to 441 public and private schools in Abu Dhabi on Sunday following their three-week midyear holiday.
As part of the “Year of Reading” initiative, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai Ruler, the Abu Dhabi Educational Council said it would encourage all schools across the emirate to take part in reading activities throughout the term with the aim of turning reading into students’ daily habits.
A study by the Arab Thought Foundation survey, released in 2012, reported an average reader in the region spends just six minutes with a book, reading a quarter of a page a year with a book.
To encourage reading Adec said it continues to add diverse books and genres to its existing Learning Resource Centres (LRC’s) across public schools.
Source: uae news