The Ministry of Education (MoE) has signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) with the Mohammed V University-Abu Dhabi for documenting
joint work between the two parties with respect to the curricula of the
MoE-supervised Islamic Culture Academy (ICA).
Under the MoU, the ICA will be provided with study plans and
curricula compatible with the highest standards observed by the university,
enabling the ICA students to join the university and academic hours to be
credited to them during their study at the general education stage, subject to
the university’s conditions and regulations.
The MoU was signed by H.E. Dr. Hamad Al Yahyai, Assistant Undersecretary of Curriculum and Assessment Sector at
MoE, and H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Mokhtari, Vice-Chancellor of the University for
Academic Affairs, At the Emirati School building in Abu Dhabi yesterday. The
signing ceremony was attended by H.E. Eng. Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi, MoE
Undersecretary, and a number of officials from both sides.
According to the MoU, the Mohammed V University-Abu Dhabi will specify
the courses to be studied by the ICA 9-12 grade students in the university to
acquire the knowledge and skills they need to join the University, provided
that their studies will be credited as academic hours to them. Under the MoU,
the University will also provide the ICA with the curricula schedule together
with a description of the courses and a plan of how they are assessed by the
University’s teaching staff in each semester. The MoU also includes other items
aimed at ensuring that the MoU is implemented in the best way and maximum
benefit is derived from it.
The MoU comes as part of the MoE’s keenness on extending bridges of
co-operation with all leading academic entities and institutions inside and
outside the UAE and developing ambitious joint work plans that reflect on the UAE
educational process and support it with advanced academic experiences and
practices capable of pushing forward the wheel of academic progress in all
fields, Al Yahyai said.
By co-operating with the Mohammed V University-Abu Dhabi, the
students of academies would be able for the first time to study accredited
university courses, he said.
The MoE attached utmost importance to Islamic education materials
and curricula with a view to developing students’ knowledge in this field, he
said, adding that through its co-operation with the Mohammed V University-Abu
Dhabi, the MoE sought to take advantage of the University’s leading academic expertise
and qualifications in the field of Sharia sciences. By this, the MoE believes
that it would join the efforts made to raise students’ awareness of the
principles and rules of the tolerant Islamic teachings that are directly
related to the interests of all members of society as a major component of the Emirati
social culture, he said.
Through its co-operation with many national and local universities,
the MoE strives to enable the students of MoE-supervised academies to study
university-accredited courses during their study at the general education stage
in those academies, subject to the admission conditions set by universities, he
said, noting that this would develop students’ skills and knowledge and fill
the gap that students might encounter during their transition into the
different educational stages.
Meanwhile, Al Mokhtari said the Mohammed V University-Abu Dhabi co-operates
with all government entities, particularly the MoE, to serve the nation’s
interests and create a generation of Emiratis distinguished for their thinking and
creativity. This MoU serves this end and opens new prospects of co-operation
with the MoE, he added.
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