ADEC fits 21 schools with lifts for special needs
107 schools to be refurbished before start of new academic year
Abu Dhabi Education Council, in coordination with Musanada, begun a comprehensive annual maintenance works programme in its public schools ahead of the new school year.
Eng. Khaled Al Ansari, ADEC's facilities management section manager, said that this year's maintenance works started in July and aims to refurbish 107 schools in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Gharbia regions by the time students return in September.
"Other schools will undergo maintenance throughout the year when needed."
"Chief among the works carried out by ADEC this year is the installation of elevators accessible to special needs students in 21 schools," Al Ansari added.
"ADEC is keen to hire top contractors to execute all maintenance works in accordance with the required quality level and within the timeline. All schools will be ready before the teaching and administrative staff report back to schools on September 2 and students start their new school year on September 9," he said.
Maintenance works included replacing tiles and paintings in some schools in addition to the creation of shaded parking lots and replacement of old shades of playgrounds in other schools.
Water systems and toilets have been refurbished and AC systems have been evaluated and, where needed, replaced.