The Ministry of Education has paid
great attention to providing a modern educational environment in line with the
country's overall educational development plans and policies. The Ministry has
been keen to develop the buildings and school facilities in accordance with the
highest international standards consistent with the ambitious plans through
which the Ministry started to develop the education system in the country.
The plans for the development of school buildings take into
account providing the requirements of the education processes and education
within a competitive environment that encourages students to develop their
sense of innovation and adds another dimension to the concept of the school
establishment away from the traditional concept, because developed schools
allow community members to use them and take advantage of their facilities in
addition to the students.
The number of developed schools
reached 75, including 40 schools that the Ministry completed their development
works in the last academic year, while 35 other schools are preparing to enter
into active service during the next academic year.
His Excellency Eng. Abdulrahman Al
Hammadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Supervision and
Support Services, said that the Ministry is keen in its plans to achieve
stability in all components of the school environment. The Ministry has already
paid great attention to creating a suitable school environment at the
structural level with all requirements that keep pace with the overall
development plans within the Emirati school.
His Excellency explained that the
development plans initiated by the Ministry of Education at the end of each
academic year are in accordance with a detailed study carried out by the
relevant authorities in the Ministry in cooperation with other competent
governmental bodies. This study takes into account the geographical
distribution of schools in the country, and sets priorities for their
development according to the highest standards in line with the Ministry's directives
aimed at providing a school environment that helps students to positively integrate
and interact with the various components of the school community.
In addition, the Ministry has been
developing educational facilities which are less than 15 years old. It already
developed 3 schools in Abu Dhabi, 7 schools in the Al Ain area, 22 schools in
Dubai Northern Emirates and 3 kindergartens and 35 schools in the Northern
Emirates. This comes within Ministry of Education endeavors to create a safe,
stimulating and attractive learning environment for students.
The Ministry of Education also
ensured that the development plan includes all elements of the building in
terms of its architectural, mechanical, electrical and sanitary aspects, and
also took into account the federal government's directives for the application
of sustainability standards and green buildings. Therefore, the development
criteria covered several elements, including the development of the reception
hall, the main entrance, the architectural facades, the external walls, the
administrative rooms, the classrooms, and the reuse and redistribution of
spaces, as well as creating a community library that serves community members.
It has also worked on the development of laboratories and school
facilities, closing all corridors in order to air-condition them, and
developing landscapes and green areas.
These schools are in addition to 40
other schools that the Ministry completed their development during the last academic
year. This comes in the context of the Ministry’s integrated and gradual plan
for the development of all school buildings throughout the UAE, in order to instill
a modern and integrated learning environment.
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