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Adec releases academic calendar
BY IMAN SOROUR May 18, 2015
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ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) approved the academic calendar for the coming three years 2016, 2017 and 2018 for all educational stages in public schools across the emirate. The total school days will be 175 days in the year with a period for exams.

Students will begin the academic school year 2015 - 2016, on August 30, 2015 and the administrative, teaching and technical staffs will start work on 23rd of the same month. The first term will end on December 17 and the winter vacation for students, administrative, teaching and technical staff will start in 20th of the same month.

The second term will resume for administrative and teaching staffs in January 3, 2016 while students will start on the 10th of the same month, and end on March 24. The spring vacation for students and administrative and teaching staffs will be on March 27, 2016.

The third term is scheduled to start for students in April 10, and the administrative and teaching staffs will start work in April 3. The third term will end on June 23 for students and on July 5, 2016 for administrative, technical and teaching staffs.

Regarding the academic year 2016-2017, teaching staff are scheduled to start on August 21, and students will start study on August 28. Winter vacation is to start on December 18 for students, administrative, technical and teaching staffs, for three weeks, then students will resume on January 8, 2017 and administrative and teaching staff will resume work on January 2. Spring vacation will start on March 26, 2017 for two weeks, then students will resume study on April 9 and teaching and administrative staffs will resume on April 2.

The students’ school year will end on June 22, and teachers will end work on July 6.

Administrative, teaching and technical staffs will start the school year 2017- 2018 on September 3 but students will begin study on September 10.

The winter vacation will start on December 17, 2017 for three weeks for students, teachers and administrative staffs.

Teachers are to start the second term on January 2, 2018 while students will start on January 7. The second term will end on March 22, 2018 and the spring vacation for students and teachers will begin on March 25.

Administrative and teaching staffs will start work on April 1, while students will resume the final term on April 8. The school year for students will end on June 28, and on July 5, 2018 for teachers and administrative staffs.

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