Highness Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, stressed that
education in the UAE has become more developed and unique, while its modern
features are being effectively drawn in line with the national vision to keep
pace with urbanization. This is the result of constant attention and care by the
wise leadership which sees in it and in the new educated generations the future
of the nation.
In his remarks on the start of the new academic year
2017-2018, he commended the support of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, the President of the UAE, May Allah protect him, and His Highness
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the
United Arab Emirates and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, and His Highness
Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme
Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
"The new academic year brings with it a new and
more comprehensive vision based on innovation and creativity forming two
comprehensive concepts that distinguish the UAE school" he said. He also
stressed that the sustainable development requires working towards an
effective quality education capable of
providing educational outputs that are efficient, academic knowledge-based and
identified for having the skills required for the 21st century.
Al Hammadi explained that the UAE schools have become more mature, competitive and
pioneering through concerted efforts. He also stressed that the UAE schools will form the
global model that everyone looks up to in the future. He also reaffirmed that
this is a result of the extraordinary efforts that have been made to build a
unified national educational system, in which the developed Emirati school is the center of
the next phase to build a visionary education that meets the aspirations of the
wise leadership and vision of a future state.
His Excellency congratulated the teachers, students
and parents on the start of the new year. He stressed that the teacher will remain the safety
valve for the educational process and serves as the main engine for achieving
educational policies and plans by employing them in the service of the
educational process and building up national generations with great knowledge
and creativity and preparing them for future work.
Al Hammadi stressed that the student is the focal
point of the educational process. He said that the aim of these developments in
the educational system is to build a student characterized by the features
dictated by the UAE school, including the skills required by the age,
the ability to communicate and innovate and the national sense and creativity.
Students should be qualified to keep pace with modernity while at the same time
linked to the system of national values and the heritage of the UAE.
He called upon all institutions of the school community
to exert more efforts for the service of the educational process. The unification of efforts, teamwork and application of the modern
methodology of education will be an important bedrock to achieve a new
development added to the balance of the educational system and this in itself
is a success for all, as stressed by His Excellency.
He stressed that the UAE is looking forward to further
gains and global leadership, referring to that students are seen as the
guarantee to achieve this. Therefore, the UAE seeks students’ empowerment in various fields to lead the way to
development. Students will remain responsible for learning and achieving
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