Lt. General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, witnessed a ceremony honoring the winners of Aqdar student awareness competition, "The Fourth Season", at the headquarters of the Teachers Training Institute in Ajman, in the presence of HE Hussein Al Hammadi, Minister of Education.
His Highness honored the team of the UAE National Charter for the Digital World in recognition of its efforts to prepare the Charter that centers on the vision of the UAE 2020. He also honored the team of the World Safer Internet Day for its efforts in conducting several awareness activities that included training the school and university students and their parents on the safe use of the Internet. The team of the World Safer Internet Day is currently implementing a range of new projects, including the launch of Aqdar audio library, which provides electronic audible awareness, the launch of e-education portal to raise the awareness of the dangers of electronic crime and the positive use of social media, and the launch of the digitally safe school, which is concerned with the creation of a scientifically-designed certified assessment system for measuring the school readiness to counter the electronic threats.
Teachers Training Institute
His Highness toured the Teachers Training Institute, which targets the teachers of public and private schools which introduce the MOE’s curriculum with a capacity of 810 trainees, in order to provide specialized training for teachers to achieve professional development and improve the quality of teaching. The Teachers Training Institute includes 11 training rooms furnished with the latest training facilities, 13 laboratories, a multi-purpose meeting hall, service facilities, and other facilities that ease the progress of the work done by the trainers as well as trainees inside the institute.
Accompanied by His Excellency Minister of Education and a group of the chief officials, His Highness toured the educational exhibition to lead professional teaching, electronic digital library and “Alpha lab” which is competent in training the teachers on the practical side of the new subjects such as the technology design and the creative and innovative design using the most developed devices.
Fostering the value system
His Excellency Hussain Al Hammadi praised the partnership with the Khalifa Program which aims at empowering the students to hold Aqdar student awareness competitions, referring to the objectives and activities of the program that foster the values, conventions and behaviors system in the students and the focus on discovering, developing and refining their creative talents.
He said that Aqdar attempts to build cognitive, professional and behavioral guards that protect and support the young generations from the cultural, intellectual and moral perspectives. Such guards are meant to form their self-immune system that enables them to overcome any challenges, cope up with any developments and harmonize the habits and conventions on one hand and the forms of development and elevation on the other.
He stated that the MOE works in accordance with its educational vision and mission to invest in the human resources, aiming at building a knowledge-based society, deepen the positive citizenship and national identity through cooperating with Khalifa Program.
His Excellency evaluated the wise leadership’s keenness on and support of Khalifa Student Empowerment Program which enables “Aqdar” students to contribute to the translation of the leadership aspirations into perfect contents which are introduced in the framework of the enlightening cognitive, intellectual and physical student-targeted dissemination which is embodied by Aqdar Student Awareness Competitions in the form of important outputs.
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