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UAE schools must play national anthem, raise national flag

All government and private schools in UAE must raise the country's flag and play the national anthem during daily morning assembly or before the start of the school day, it was announced in Dubai.

world Updated: Sep 02, 2009 14:43 IST

All government and private schools in UAE must raise the country's flag and play the national anthem during daily morning assembly or before the start of the school day, it was announced in Dubai.

In a circular, Humaid Al Qutami, Minister of Education, asked all education councils, authorities and zones to take the necessary measures to implement the directive, which aims to enhance the national identity among students.

Raising the flag and playing the national anthem are a must for students while attending school, because it reflects their national sentiments towards their nation, leadership and land, Al Qutami was quoted as saying by UAE news agency, Wam.

The lyrics of the national anthem are among the key factors to enhance identity and forming a positive relationship between an individual and his community, the minister said.