As predicted, Qatar roads were snarled with traffic yesterday as more than a 100,000 students returned to school.
But residents should brace themselves – schools reported absentee rates of up to 40 percent on Sunday, which means traffic is set to get worse this week as more kids return to Qatar and others who are already here shake their “holiday hangovers.”
Being the first day of the new academic year, several schools reported relatively low attendance levels. The attendance ratio ranged between 60 to 80 percent in most Independence schools. Many parents had a hard time getting their children ready for the school early morning, after the more than two months long holidays…
The city is expected to see heavier traffic with more expatriate schools scheduled to open today and tomorrow. The following days would see a bigger turn out of students, since many of them kept away from the classes yesterday being the first day of the academic year. More expatriate families will return from vacation this week.