His Excellency Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, Ministry of Education (MOE) Undersecretary for Supervision and Support Services visited a model of the developed schools in Ajman, in the presence of Her Excellency Fawzia Gharib, Assistant Undersecretary for the School Operations Sector, Ali Hassan, Director of the Ajman Educational Directorate, Eng. Majid Al Shamsi, Director of Facilities Department and Maryam Al Balushi, Director of the Procurement Department. The school visited is a part of an integrated project launched by the MOE by the end of the last school year. The project purpose is to improve the status of the MOE’s schools in Ajman and around the UAE. The number of schools developed is 24 schools and 16 kindergartens with 7 buildings in Ajman, 11 schools in Sharjah, 8 buildings in Fujairah, 4 schools in Dubai, 1 kindergarten building in Umm Al-Quwain and 9 buildings in Ras Al Khaimah.
In this context, His Excellency Abdulrahman Al Hammadi stated that the MOE spared no effort for the promotion of the learning environment to cope with the MOE’s aspirations and strategy which aims to improve all the practical, teaching and educational aspects and the relevant services and requirements that contribute to promoting the students’ academic performance.
HE said that the plans that have been devised by the MOE recently were a response to the efforts exerted at all levels to develop the educational system. Therefore, the MOE has worked to develop the infrastructure of the system in line with the needs of the community and the comprehensive view of the development of education in the country.
During his visit, HE reviewed the overall development of the school, being a model for what the developed schools will be. The development included completely maintaining its external concrete building, closing its corridors, air-conditioning, making green courtyards for students and an area in hydroponics. The development processes cover raising the safety and security standards of the various facilities of schools to cope up with the highest world standards.
Furthermore, HE listened to a detailed explanation of the school status pre- and post-development. HE made a tour in the various school facilities which have 26 classrooms with a capacity of 750 students. It has three scientific laboratories, one digital manufacturing laboratory “Fab Lab”, a gymnasium, a mess, an administrative staff zone and a library that can be used after the school official hours.
HE Fawzia Gharib said that the MOE pursued to increase the capacity of the developed schools to serve educational goals and programs that will improve students' performance. In its pursuit, the MOE established vital facilities such as laboratories, and the latest smart learning devices in order to prepare a stimulating and attractive learning environment for students in line with the MOE's vision of creating a leading educational environment that fulfills the requirements of the modern and contemporary education. She indicated that upon launching the project of school development, the MOE took into account that such developments must meet the needs of the people of determination (special needs) by providing appropriate corridors for them and other facilities that are easy for them to use. This is meant to establish an inclusive learning environment that fulfills its prospects.
Eng. Majid Al Shamsi said that the MOE conducted a field survey that covered all schools under the MOE’s umbrella. The constructional status of these schools was subject to studies and planning to make the best use of their various facilities. He pointed the MOE’s keenness on achieving sustainability of school buildings through optimizing and operating natural resources.
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