With the lay of the first construction block of the Union of the Emirates, the founder
and his fellows saw education as the foundation to build a society capable of keeping
pace with progress. Over the past decades, the interest of the leadership focused on
building an educational system comparable to those in developed countries,
investing all resources to achieve its goals.
To achieve their visions, our wise leadership has accelerated the development of
education to achieve high-quality educational outcomes.
Through a large investment in human power, the UAE was keen on creating the
necessary conditions to build pioneering Emirati institutions, characterized by a high-
quality learning environment and equipped with the highest modern technology tools
that enable generations of students to complete their higher education. This started
with the opening of the UAE University, Higher Colleges of Technology, Zayed
University in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and private higher educational institutions that
foster creativity in the national youth, supported by new academic disciplines to cope
with the labour market requirements.
The Ministry of Education has been working hard to develop curriculum learning
standards and national assessment to emulate best global practices.
The Ministry also supports the country's strategy to promote a culture of creativity
and innovation through providing students with twenty-first century skills to keep pace
with global developments, the promotion of education and leading it to new horizons.