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. 

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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. 

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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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