Gems proud of UAE’s top pupil

Atharva Pulujkar, 17, set a record for his school when he became the first valedictorian to be named the UAE’s top science pupil. When the Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE) results were announced on Monday, the Gems Modern Academy pupil tied with classmate Soumil Banerjee to score the country’s highest mark in the science stream …

CBSE announces class 12 exam results

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today announced the results for Class XII after uncertainty prevailed for over a week leaving students anxious. The students can check the results on the board’s website and the CBSE has advised them not to visit its office. Anxiety and panic gripped students after the Delhi High Court …

Sanskrit competitions are organized for children from grades 4 – 12

Sanskrit competitions are organized for children from grades 4 – 12 at the Indian Consulate on 10th June 2017. Interested students can register in the link    

Five Dubai schools that are offering ‘sibling discounts’

The words ‘mega sale’ may be associated with the retail industry, but fierce competition among Dubai’s private schools is witnessing a trend here, with many schools offering ‘sibling discounts’ as a way of keeping and attracting enrollments. Come September, Dubai’s private schooling sector will add 10 new schools to its already growing portfolio. A move …

For Ramadan, UAE School hours reduced to 5

School timings have been reduced to a maximum of five hours for Ramadan, Arabic newspapers reported on Monday, quoting the Ministry of Education. Starting Sunday (May 28), boys’ schools will start at 8am while girls’ schools and pupils in kindergarten will start at 9am. According to the reports, schools have also been asked to suspend …

Warning against fake calls to UAE students’ parents

The UAE Ministry of Education has warned about suspicious phone calls to parents from people posing as officials from the ministry and inquiring about their children’s school details. The ministry has asked parents to inform law enforcement officials if they receive such calls. The ministry said in a statement on their twitter account: “Recently, there …

UCMAS Competition in UAE on May 12

Popularly known as UCMAS Competition, one of the most awaited skill development competitions, is all set to witness the quickest and brightest kids of the UAE, on May 12, at the Al Nasr Leisureland, Dubai, for the 14th UCMAS National Abacus and Mental Arithmetic and Listening Skill Competition, Dubai. Children of different age groups will …

Doctors warn against internet, gaming disorders in UAE

Medical professionals in the UAE are warning that addiction to smartphones and technology among young people can be as powerful as addiction to gambling and drugs, with its own host of health and psychological problems. In many developed nations – the UAE included – it isn’t uncommon to see young children on a tablet or …

New CBSE mark system sparks debate on exams

Educators and parents of CBSE school students in the UAE are calling for a standardisation of examination papers across all the Indian state education boards, in light of the latest decision to scrap the ‘marks moderation’ policy. On Monday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) met India’s State Education Boards and School Education Secretary, …

Helping children fathom climate change at Masdar Park

Shaikha Shamma Bint Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan launched her second children’s book during Earth Day celebrations at Masdar Park in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. Special storytelling sessions of ‘The Adventures of Maxima and Coustaud – In Search of a Global Solution,’ captivated their young audience during a day packed full of family fun and …