x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Dubai school closed to assess damage from Iran earthquake

A school in Dubai has decided to shut for a day to assess campus damage from the Iran earthquake which sent tremors through the UAE.

A school in Dubai has decided to shut for a day to assess campus damage caused by the 7.8 magnitude Iran earthquake which sent tremors through the UAE yesterday.

The Repton School in Dubai informed parents it will not hold classes today as they “check the building after tremors felt yesterday”, a receptionist at the school said Wednesday morning.

The school will reopen on Thursday and classes will resume as normal.

Gems Education and Taaleem, two of the biggest education groups in the country, said schools operated by them are open today.

Clive Pierrepont, director of communications at Taaleem, said they had conducted an inspection yesterday to ensure they could go back today.

“We had a thorough check for damages,” said Mr Pierrepont.

He said the Dubai British School closed early yesterday, but there was no other incident or evacuation at any of the schools.

aahmed@thenational.ae