ADEC reopens four schools after refurbishment

ADEC carrying out comprehensive plan to refurbish its schools

Abdulla Al Sahi, executive director, corporate services, UPC, and Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, executive director, school operations, ADEC.
Abdulla Al Sahi, executive director, corporate services, UPC, and Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, executive director, school operations, ADEC.

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has reopened four public schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain after refurbishment works were completed.

Students of the four schools—Maryam bint Omran School in Abu Dhabi, Al Zaydia School, Al Himmah School and Al Tafawwoq School in Al Ain—will be transferred from their current temporary schools to the refurbished buildings during the first few weeks of the second trimester of the school year.

Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, executive director, school operations, ADEC, said the organisation is carrying out a comprehensive plan for the refurbishment of schools in the Emirate.

"ADEC seeks to provide students with an attractive learning environment that allows them to improve their critical thinking and innovation skills,” Al Dhaheri said. “Schools are supplied with world-class facilities and the latest technologies in order to fulfill the requirements of the new school model and keep pace with our rapidly changing world.”

ADEC’s refurbishment works make sure educational facilities meet all safety requirements, and also make them accessible to students with special needs. Besides increasing the size of the educational spaces, common spaces have also been introduced, equipped with teaching and learning tools.

New high quality air conditioning systems are also installed to provide fresh air supply, and lighting systems that help reduce electricity consumption are provided to ensure sustainable development. The refurbishment plan also includes improving office spaces, libraries, toilets and labs.

Aesthetic aspects in the school have been improved as well. Significant modifications are introduced to school clinics in order to meet the Abu Dhabi Health Authority’s requirements, and cafeterias are also refurbished to meet ADFCA requirements.

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