Sharjah ruler calls for class size, teaching limits in schools

Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi calls for no more than 25 students per class, and teachers teaching no more than 24 classes per week



Caps are reportedly to be introduced to the number of students that can be in a class and the number of classes that teachers can teach per week in Sharjah.

The ruler of Sharjah, Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, is taking steps to ensure school classes in the emirate have no more than 25 students in them at maximum.

He has ordered the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) to limit the number of students per class to 25 at the upper limit.

His words came during a live morning programme on Sharjah Radio.

According to Emirates News Agency (WAM), the SPEA has also been ordered to see that no teacher teaches more than 24 classes per week.

Due to its location immediately north-east of Dubai, many Sharjah residents work in Dubai, but live in and have families in Sharjah.

More than 1.4 million people live in the emirate.