UAE: Census revels well-being of students improved or stayed high in last 5 years

The Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority's (KHDA) shared data, as per which the "well-being" of the students in the Middle East country either got improved or stayed high in the time frame of last 5 years.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority’s (KHDA) shared data, as per which the “well-being” of the students in the Middle East country either got improved or stayed high in the time frame of last 5 years. The data was shared on Wednesday in the well-being census of students. 

The census witnessed a partnership of around 108,224 students, consisting of 86% of their population. These students participated from across 189 private education institutions of Dubai. 


Where on one end, the census talked described about the well-being of the student; it also highlights the challenges faced by them. 

The census highlighted in the past five years; students felt that their school is a ‘positive place to be’.  

In the year 2017, 78% of the student population of Grades 6 to 9 agreed individuals at their schools are treated with full respect and are helpful to each other in every aspect, while by the year 2021, the percentage rose to 85%. Students of these grades felt connected to the adults in the last 25 years. 

Meanwhile, nearly 82% of the student population of Grades 10 to 12 said that in the last four years, they felt optimistic about their decisions of life. Out of these students, 88% expressed, noting they feel “a sense of belonging to their friendship groups.” 

The data of the census then revealed 78% of students in Grades 6 to 9 had their breakfast on time, even during the time of distance learning. This percentage decreased to 71% in the previous year. 

Although, it was disclosed that students are not getting enough sleep, regardless of whatever their age is. Higher the grade students, the lesser the sleep they get. 


As per the findings of the census, if the sleep of the students is improved, it can further help in enhancing their well-being. 

Tariq Saeed

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