H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, congratulated parents and students on the beginning of the new school year.
Her Highness called upon parents to intensify the attention afforded to their children, to concentrate on academic achievement and to benefit from the decisions made by the wise leadership concerning unification of the education system in the State, prompting parents to encourage their children to make the most of the educational opportunities provided to them by the State.
Her Highness also urged students to increase their efforts and seize the development opportunity provided by the wise Leadership in the State, to attain advanced educational levels while maintaining the morals and values dictated by our religion which were followed by our ancestors; and accentuated by the decisions taken by the wise Leadership to focus on moral values, making moral studies a subject within the educational curriculums in the State.
Her Highness said, during a speech given to parents and students on the occasion of the beginning of the school year 2017/2018, that with the commencement of this school year, with the important decisions made by the wise Leadership in terms of unification of curriculums in the State, the children followed by their fathers and mothers are responsible for seizing this opportunity. Parents also hold responsibility for extending a sense of seriousness in their children; to intensify their learning, ensuring they do not waste neither the time or opportunity afforded to them by their country, and its leadership under the presidency of H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, and H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. They, too, should be inspired by the leader and establisher of the state and union, the Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who created opportunities, and laid the principles and foundation upon which the State was based on its children.
Her Highness Mother of the Nation added during her speech that the Ministry of Education and the Abu Dhabi Education Council, by announcing unification of the educational system on a State level, seek to advance and elevate education to meet the requirements of the national agenda and achieve the UAE 2021 vision of concentrating on the development of a high level educational system.
She confirmed that the United Arab Emirates, with all its events and educational institutions, had acquired many achievements during the previous years in the field of public education, and the next step requires building on such achievements within a unified framework in preparation for the next stage of comprehensive development in the State, which requires a unified educational system able to attain the supreme national goals through the vision and directives of H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, President of the UAE.
Her Highness stated that our country has witnessed significant development in the field of education, increasing our joy over the achievements we acquired, thanks to the attention and support of the wise Leadership, mentioning that the aim behind the advanced educational steps, taken by the wise Leadership, is for all UAE schools to work under a homogeneous system that ensures the graduation of UAE youth at the highest international standards, and which meets the aspirations and expectations of the people of the UAE. The process of enhancing and developing education in the State should be made in accordance with comprehensive strategic plans to become a gate to the future in advancing its results in line with the qualitative and comprehensive development of the State.
She stated that this opens the door for our students to benefit from the new curriculum which adds great value to our educational policy and achieves the desires of the wise Leadership for international advancement with inspirational and ambitious generations capable of obtaining tremendous success in the journey toward the renaissance of civilizations declared by the State since its inception by the Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
H.H Sheikha Fatima welcomed the announcement concerning the unification of the educational system throughout the State which marks the beginning of an exceptional school year for 2017/2018, led by the school operations at the Ministry of Education in Abu Dhabi, to spread the model of the “Emirati School” on a State level aimed at providing a pioneering educational model through its curriculums, students’ skills, processes and methods of assessment. It will also establish a high quality educational system in the UAE based on the wise Leadership’s vision and unyielding conviction that students constitute the most important resource in the State, and have the right to receive a model global education that conforms to the ambitions of the UAE and its future plans.
Mother of the Nation called upon all mothers, as the guardian of her children, to be a source of inspiration for them, and to encourage them in preserving the gracious values and morals that the State is devoted to, and had made part of its educational syllabus. In doing so, the State is showing its intense commitment toward raising a generation that adheres to moral values, with the ability to seize the educational opportunities availed to them, which every person inside the State should possess in order to succeed. She impelled youth to walk away from everything that can distance them from their educational journey, to ignore any confusing thoughts and to exert all their efforts into learning, without which, no student can achieve their ultimate desires, since education is the means to glory and grandeur.
Her Highness, at the conclusion of her speech, appealed to every teacher to be an example to students throughout the school semesters, and a model of moral behaviour, to exert their utmost effort in accommodating the new approach and decisions taken by the State to develop the educational process. In doing so, students can benefit from the knowledge availed to them by the State. She urged teachers to raise the children on moral values and love for giving, pointing out that teachers have a great responsibility in the education of young people, and at the same time, showing appreciation of their efforts in raising and educating our youth as a national duty.
H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak emphasized that the attention provided by the wise Leadership to teachers and students is a continuation of the Establishing Leader, the late Sheikh Zayed’s attention to education, an approach that has been followed by His Highness, the President of the State, and the Crown Prince, H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to make education a source of happiness with the school as its home
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