H.E Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, H.E Dr. Majid Al Nuaimi, Bahraini Minister of Education and H.E Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council, stressed during their participation at the 10th Global Education Forum held at the Dubai Trade Centre on the importance of teachers within the educational system as they form the link between educational policies and students.
H.E Hussain Al Hammadi stated that teachers in UAE are afforded special attention in the form of development and training aimed at achieving educational policies set by the Ministry, noting that the process of development and progression is continuous in order to unify teachers’ scopes and efforts and advance the same to create an innovative creative competitive educational product.
His Excellency indicated that the Ministry of Education has launched a comprehensive system for training teachers in cooperation with local universities and international expertise chambers stemming from the Ministry approach in investing in teachers as pillars of the educational system.
His Excellency explained that the school principal is considered, according to the Emirati School, the principal of the educational system as a whole and he bears the responsibility of creating an educational environment that is both appealing to teachers and students alike. Principals should possess exceptional skills in planning and development, pointing out that the Ministry employs qualified educational staff to keep pace with the development and modernization launched by the Ministry.
His Excellency demonstrated before participants and attendees the “Education for UAE” initiative recently launched by the Ministry of Education aimed at opening opportunities within schools for outstanding expertise from beyond the educational field to provide students with this era’s skills and familiarize them with the job market requirements. The initiative also focuses on qualifying future education staff for those interested in joining the educational field.
H.E Dr. Majid Al Nuaimi, Bahraini Minister of Education, commended the noticeable development within the UAE educational system, praising its outstanding role in supporting the educational system in the GCC countries by contributing to the advancement of the development process in the educational sector in those countries.
His Excellency stated that teachers constitute the link between the Ministry of Education and students through the implementation of the Ministry’s general policies aimed at advancing the academic achievement of students, and a teacher should view his student as a future leader.
His Excellency indicated the presence of a gap between teachers and students, whereby the Kingdom of Bahrain sought to bridge such a gap by allocating a special college to graduate teachers according to strict conditions that observe all the aspects required in forming the character of educational leaders. This college also contributed to empowering teachers with the essential technological and psychological elements in the field of education.
His Excellency stressed the importance of not neglecting the development of education for special needs groups as they constitute an important part of future generations, pointing to the importance of developing the value system for students along with the academic system to complete their personality to enable them to ultimately contribute effectively to the development of society.
H.E Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi stressed that teachers should continuously develop their skills since the output of the educational process depends on the abilities and knowledge possessed by teachers that is consequently transferred to students.
His Excellency pointed out that the development in education does not require powers granted by the Ministry of Education, but gained if applied on the ground and proved successful in the education of students, because true partnership between educational leaders, teachers and ministries of education is not limited to the granting of specific powers.
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