The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) has signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the King Abdulaziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness & Creativity (Mawhiba) at Dubai Festival Arena where the National Science, Technology and Innovation Festival is being held.
The MoU is aimed at exploring co-operation prospects between the two parties to nurture talented students, find common formulas for supporting students and investing in the tools that the two parties possess with a view to improving students' academic and creative abilities.
The MoU was signed by HE Eng. Hussain Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education, and HE Dr. Saud Bin Saeed Al Mathami, Secretary General of Mawhiba, in the presence of a number of officials from both parties and representatives of the Arab and local media.
"The Ministry of Education is sparing no effort to extend bridges of co-operation with various entities and institutions concerned the education at the local, regional and global levels with a view to supporting the country's education system with the best practices as needed to achieve the aspirations of the wise leadership as indicated in the items of the National Agenda and the themes of the UAE Centennial 2071 and fulfill them at best for the subsequent shift to the era of knowledge-based economy", Al Hammadi said.
He praised the concerted efforts exerted by Mawhiba to develop the educational work in Saudi Arabia and take it to advanced stages of development and modernity in line with the kingdom's orientations in optimally investing in its hard-working national cadres for sustainable development at all levels.
Meanwhile, Al Mahtami said the strong convergence of the two countries' visions as regards the future of education and the skills and knowledge-based abilities that the future generations should have makes it incumbent on us to exchange expertise and draft effective frameworks for sustainable communication to discuss the challenges posed by the accelerating changes in the areas of technology and its implications on the education file in both countries.
He explained that the MoU came to frame the joint efforts between the two countries for the benefit of the educational, academic and cognitive process.
As per the MoU, the two sides will discuss the possibility of leveraging the common capabilities for the benefit of talented students, collaborating to discover such students and developing and implementing enrichment programs for gifted students at schools. The MoU also underlines the need for both parties to collaborate in training students and preparing them for participation in local, regional and international competitions and leverage the research studies and field experiences completed by the two parties in the field of talent and creativity. In addition, the MoU stresses the necessity to co-ordinate efforts for the students to be admitted in prestigious universities worldwide through the excellence program and to discuss collaboration in the
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