“The development of the education sector is one of the most important goals of the SDGs. Therefore, providing education to all members of society is one of the key instruments for achieving that objective”
The Ministry of Education is moving forward to complete the process of developing and comprehensively and radically changing educational frameworks and streams as per a modern educational philosophy. The ministry initiated this philosophy with the launch of the Emirati School, which is based on the best international systems and pioneering and successful experiences within a national and sharing pattern and framework with all leading government and private educational institutions across the UAE.
The ministry’s move is in line with the wise leadership’s national visions aimed at achieving sustainable education by highlighting the need for continuous lifelong learning, enhancing the role of technology in serving the educational process, ensuring the best educational practices and modern curricula and establishing innovation as a lifestyle with a view to building a generation armed with the skills of this age and proud of its national identity.
In this context, the Ministry of Education seeks to define the future of education to produce a generation aware of what life requires and how to keep pace with its developments, this being a method of work to fulfill the requirements of knowledge-based economy and sustainable development. This stems from a keen educational vision by the Ministry of Education based on firmly established values derived from the federal government’s vision and its strategic plans, organizational structures and development initiatives to achieve the
national agenda indicators as part of a working system based on dedication and excellence.
Incorporating this value in the school curriculum as well as applying it in the school community. There are also other initiatives and programs that contribute to instilling and reinforcing this human value. The Ministry of Education is also keen to promote communication with different categories of the society and
contribute to communal initiatives that aim at enhancing the solidarity of the community, voluntary, and charity work.
This stage receives huge attention from the ministry as it is the stage when the traits and skills of the students are shaped. The ministry has developed
programs and initiatives that cater to this category.
The ministry has also dedicated the
best supervisory, educational practices, and curricula that build students’ skills and behavior.
Incorporating educational games in early childhood curriculum to simplify the delivery of information to the child, help him absorb it in a faster way and think of how to learn things around him. The curricula of this stage simulate the intellectual and mental capacities of children through adopting
global inspection strategies and standards based on sharing and entertainment. Parents will take part in this process and will be familiarized with the importance of this stage for their children to gain knowledge.
Continuous lifelong learning:
The ministry aims at instilling a culture of learning and acquisition of cognitive and life skills at different ages and levels through compulsory education. It provides equal opportunities of education for students of communities, students living in difficult physical conditions, and people of determination.
Schools are equipped to accommodate this category of students to ensure their safety and the provision of educational means that suit their needs. The ministry is keen to provide various
activities and events for all students and involve parents in some of them.
The ministry offers government and
online scholarships where hundreds of students are annually sent abroad to study in the most reputable institutions.
The ministry also launched the initiative
Teach for UAE, which aims to attract the talented and experts to volunteer to work in the education sector to benefit from their vast experience in the field of education.
continuous and sustainable education, the Ministry of Education has set up a health database for all UAE school students through
Al Manhal Portal in order to provide them with health care at every age. It also organizes field trips to schools to raise health awareness and maintain healthy lifestyles in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Community Protection throughout the academic year. It also provides awareness programs on gynecological diseases for female students.
The Cabinet approved a budget of 10.4 billion dirhams for the public and higher education sectors to develop the educational system in the country and make it compatible with the requirements of the future by instilling the concept of sustainable education.
The UAE Government allocates a significant share of the federal budget for development of the education system every year, in order to provide quality education services and enhance a knowledge-based economy. The following are the amounts allocated for the education sector for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 as per the draft budget sheets for those years.
Defining the future in the education sector has become a priority and an approach as embodied in launching future perceptions about education, stressing the importance of developing it, highlighting the aspects that it needs to be competitive and providing high-quality educational outputs to contribute to the sustainability of education. Based on this, the ministry developed the skills of the youth and helped them gain the best practices to enable them to enter the future labor markets. The ministry also provided the best smart learning systems for the students by working on two streams; the first includes the provision the required infrastructure plus qualifying and developing the skills of the youth through the
An educational system based on consolidating the 21st century skills should be built through the curriculum, interactive activities and
exploratory scientific trips and promoting innovation in the Emirati school. The ministry also worked that its curricula align with the requirements of the labor markets with the aim of keeping pace with the UAE’s plans to shift to the knowledge-based economy. Using the
Shorik portal, the ministry seeks to guide students to the disciplines that suit their scientific and professional tendencies.
The ministry also provided a professional education stream by establishing
professional and technical institutes :
qualitative university education that matches the world’s most prestigious universities.
The Happiness and Well-being Council at the ministry has launched several initiatives and programs to provide a pleasant and attractive career environment and offers a large portion of motivating job stability such as the initiative of the network of
positive schools that the ministry launched.
Allocating innovative courses and expanding the
number of targeted students within
‘Our Ambassadors’ initiative and
the National Science, Technology and Innovation Festival, which motivates students to conduct research studies and present their research innovations for the distinguished ones to be honored. A diploma in innovation is launched to develop the skills of the youth and achieve the concept of sustainable education.
Launching the 21 Leaders Initiative, which
enables the youth to take part in shaping the development of education, Besides, there is a youth council, which targets the youth and enables them to provide their visions on how to develop education.
n 2008, Ministry of Community Development launched an initiative to integrate people of determination in the government education system. The initiative which was launched under the slogan 'School of All' and adopted by Ministry of Education was a major step towards the social integration of the disabled and their involvement in the development process.
The Ministry of Education is keen to achieve gender balance by granting women all the privileges associated with their nature in accordance with the Cabinet’s decisions,
which guarantee women’s functional and living rights.
education for people of determination:
in 2008, Ministry of Community Development launched an initiative to integrate people of determination in the government education system
. The initiative which was launched under the slogan 'School of All' and adopted by Ministry of Education was a major step towards the social integration of the disabled and their involvement in the development process.
Digital Transformation in Education
In 2012, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al
Maktoum launched the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Initiative which
comprised of all state schools in an attempt to create a new educational
environment within them. This initiative encompassed Smart classes in all
schools, the distribution of tablets to all students, and the provision of
high-speed 4G networks to all state schools. Digital Transformation journey.
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