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ADECs’ priority is the health and safety of its students

After numerous warning letters and correspondence, ADEC has decided to close a private school due to its poor building condition

As part of Abu Dhabi Education Council’s (ADEC’s) aim to ensure students are studying in sustainable, healthy, safe and secure school buildings, ADEC’s has decided to close Western Model Private School located in Ghayathi – Western Region – due to extreme safety hazard reasons.

ADEC’s Private Schools and Quality Assurance (PSQA) sector has been in talks with the school about undergoing necessary maintenance requirements on the school building. Alongside the school was also asked to improve its overall school performance.

Moreover, a technical report was provided on February 2015 confirming that the structural condition of the school remains “very poor”, the structural deterioration of the school is “very severe” and the safety hazard of the school is “extreme”.

Accordingly, a closure decree was issued on July 20th 2015 to close the school starting from next Academic Year 2016-2017, and parents were already informed of the decision.

In order to ensure students remain unaffected in their studies ADEC has found solutions to help accommodate the 502 students enrolled at the school, out of which six different government schools conveniently located nearby the affected school have been allocated – and will help accommodate a total of 216 Emirati and Arab students, while two nearby private schools have enough seats available to help accommodate the remaining 282 Asian students.

ADEC’ private school sector stressed that all private schools are required to maintain safety and security measures in schools. As part of ensuring student safety across schools, ADEC will continue to take strict legal action against any school that does not adhere to the safety and security standards set by ADEC, which stands as one of the most important pillars of the council.

- ADEC Media