The Ministry of Education has organized a virtual
forum (Visions and Ambitions) for inclusive education for students of
determination in higher education institutions. The forum saw the participation
of a group of higher education institutions, students, and their families, in line with the national
and future strategies aimed at achieving the best inclusive education for
students in the country.
The forum aims to raise awareness about the rights of
students of determination, draft of inclusive education in higher education
institutions, and the efforts the MoE and universities are making to elevate
the quality of services provided to ease all the obstacles in their way. This
will proactively achieve all expected challenges, in accordance with the best
practices that consolidate national efforts to promote educational environments
capable of providing them with quality education.
The MoE presented its future
plans, policies, and procedures for admission and education of students of
determination in higher education institutions. Experiences from public and
private universities from Zayed University and the University of Sharjah had
also been presented, to clarify the most important services provided to them
and their aspirations to raise their quality.
Various experiences of students
from Ajman and Sharjah universities have also been shared. They spoke about the
facilities provided to them by higher education institutions and meeting their
diverse needs effectively based on respect, acceptance, and high response and
providing the necessary support and the role this had played in their academic
and social success.
It is worth mentioning that MoE
is working on achieving a high-quality inclusive education that would offer
equal opportunities to students of determination in educational institutions.
It also ensures that every student is offered a program appropriate to his/her
needs, to be able to obtain the appropriate qualification, by applying laws and
policies to government and private institutions of early childhood, higher
education, and public education.
The MoE, moreover, is seeking to
develop the frameworks for inclusive education programs, update their databases
with the concerned authorities, set standards for training workers in the
programs directed to them, implement events, programs, and awareness campaigns
at the national level in the field of their care, and prepare examination
guides, such as the guide for their remote examinations. The MoE will also
prepare individual plans, academic and professional paths, work guides, tools,
and forms necessary to implement inclusive education programs and enroll students
in educational institutions.