DUBAI // The new school year will begin after Eid celebrations, the Ministry of Education announced yesterday. Both public and private schools following the ministry's curriculum will reopen on September 15. Teachers will join work three days later. The decision would allow teachers to spend the holy month of Ramadan, likely to begin in the first half of August, as well as Eid, with families, said Humaid al Qattami, the Minister of Education. The academic school year will also be changed from its current two-term system to a three-term one.