His Excellency Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, revealed the launching of a new multi-track, clear and deliberate educational system in the next year dedicated by the requirements of progress and sustainable development. He said that we will spare no effort to reach a qualitative and effective educational system that copes with the UAE’s aspirations and directions and fulfills the wise leadership’s wish to have a future forward-looking vision.
His Excellency gave this speech in a lecture titled “The Emirati School and the Knowledge-based Economy” held by Majlis Al Bateen in Abu Dhabi, administered by Jabr Al Suwaidi, General Director of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and attended by a large number of people.
The lecture started with sending the regards of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to the people of Al Bateen by Jabr Al Suwaidi.
Hussain Al Hammadi said that in harmony with the UAE vision 2021 aiming at placing UAE among the most developed countries all over the world in 2021, UAE witnessed launching the “Emirati School” initiative which centers on making a radical change in the essentials and form of UAE educational system as UAE plans depend on high international specifications and modern and developed scientific methodology.
He added that the new curricula aim at teaching the students the higher thinking skills to be able to express their constructive criticism, enter into discussions, go through analysis, have deep thinking and make right decision. This will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of education and learning and will guarantee high quality educational outputs that would reflect positively on the graduates’ competitiveness in the public and private labor markets and enable students to cope with the changes witnessed by the international labor market.
He stressed that the Ministry of Education (MOE) works hard to build and administer an innovative educational system that serves an internationally competitive knowledge-based society. The educational system planned covers all the age groups, fulfills the future requirements of the labor market through the educational outputs quality assurance and provides distinguished services for the internal actors and outsourcers. He pointed out that the UAE is the only country that could change all the curricula in one year as it translated nearly 35m words with the help of international basics, methodologies and universities.
He referred to the fact that the clear, deliberate and constant change in education has become a dire necessity required by progress and sustainable development. He showed that the Emirati School has become more developed regarding its constituents and elements due to the new approach adopted. Such new approach focuses on allowing students to put what they learn into practice, indicating that it is important to occupy students with school support and activities after the school hours.
He added that students will be introduced to new activities even in their vacations, saying that the clear, deliberate and constant change in education has become a dire necessity required by progress and sustainable development.
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