Public schools are implementing a plan to solve the problem of shortage of some textbooks, by sharing copies of books in excess of the needs of their students, with schools that are short of books.
Three lists, a copy of which was obtained by Emirates Today, showed an increase in books in schools and a shortage in other schools. Students complained about the shortage of books.
A list from one school, titled Delivering Textbooks to Other Schools, for the first semester of the current school year, included an increase of 25 copies, 17 copies of the Bridge to Success course book version 1.2 level EN6.1, and three copies of the physics book. Student), for the tenth grade advanced part I, and two copies of the book of Chemistry (student book), for the tenth grade advanced, part I, and three copies of the book Mathematics - Advanced Stream - SE-G10-P01.
Another school identified a shortage of 182 books, distributed over 16 subjects, 38 copies of Islamic education for the ninth grade, seven copies of the mathematics book (student book) for the ninth grade applied, and 12 of Business Studies - course book, for the ninth grade, 10 books of Islamic education for the tenth grade, four copies of the book of social studies and national education - see the analysis of a book for the tenth grade, three of the book of mathematics (student book) for the tenth grade applied, four copies of the language applications book for the eleventh grade, and four of the book of social studies And national education for the eleventh grade, and six of the book of soils Islamic version of the twelfth grade, three of the UAE history book (activity book) for the twelfth grade, eight copies of the Emirates history book (student book) for the twelfth grade, seven of the Union force for the twelfth grade, and three of the social studies book - vision and analysis (Activity book) for the twelfth grade, four of the language applications book for the twelfth grade, and 69 copies of the book of chemistry for the twelfth grade.
A third school identified a shortage of 40 copies of four books, 20 copies of General Grade 9 Course Book P01 for Grade 9, 10 copies of Integrated Science (Student Book), Part I of Grade 9, and five copies of Computer Science- activity book for the ninth grade year, and five copies of the mathematics book (student book) for the ninth grade year.
The parents told the UAE today that their children have not received some textbooks so far, despite the passage of more than a month and a half of the start of the current school year, which forced students to rotate the books available with them, to review their lessons. Parents of secondary students: Khalid Abdullah, Zakaria Al-Hindi and Fatima Saeed reported that each of the scientific subjects had two books, one of which was a practical book, which was received by most students and the student book containing the lessons. Schools lack the number of copies. They added: "Our children had to rotate copies of books that are lacking with colleagues, so that they can review their lessons, as they are no longer separated from the exams of the first semester only about a month and a half."
On the other hand, it was not possible to get a response from the ministry to a question by the Emirates Today about the mechanisms of providing books to students.
The school calendar for the current academic year showed that the winter vacation will begin on December 15, which will be after the completion of the exams of the first semester, which indicates that the remaining time to start the exams about a month and a half.
The director of a public school, who preferred to remain anonymous, confirmed that the school has been suffering from a shortage of books in a number of subjects since the beginning of the school year. He explained that the ministry asked schools to limit the excess copies of one article in each school, and began to fill the shortage of the same materials in other schools.
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Textbooks so far.