Four-day week boosts Sharjah pupil performance, study shows

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A survey conducted by the Sharjah Private Education Authority has revealed a significant jump in student attainment since the introduction of the four-day working week.

Nearly 32,000 families took part in the survey, from 70 different nationalities, while 7,000 teachers and administrators, and 127 schools also participated.

The research indicated a 77 per cent increase in academic achievement among students and a 78 per cent increase in social skills and interactions.

Additionally, the study showed a 74 per cent increase in students' problem-solving abilities, a 73 per cent increase in their time management skills, and an 88 per cent increase in students spending quality time with their families.

The Sharjah Executive Council had conducted research on implementing the four-day workweek across the emirate and found that the new work system had a significant beneficial impact on several indicators and factors related to the work environment and employee productivity.

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