The "Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research” participated in
the discussion of the general perception of teacher licensing and permit system
and the mechanism of development of standards for licensing and training
vocational, with the guidance of the "Higher Steering Committee"of
the preparation and implementation of the policy and licensing procedures of
teachers in the State during a meeting chaired by the “National Qualifications
Authority", with the participation of representatives from the “Ministry
of Education", "Abu Dhabi
Education Council", the "Knowledge and Human Development Authority"
and the " Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute".
The Committee at the current mechanism used in licensing of teachers and
the difficulties facing it and ways to overcome them according to a methodology
taking into consideration the “Ministerial Council Decision on Services” that
generally specified the general policy for licensing of teachers, types of
licenses such as temporary licenses or permanent licenses and potential paths
for licensing, which should cover the workers in the education profession with
less than(10) years of experience or more of citizens and expatriates as well
as people attracted to a career in education from inside the country and from
The Committee also discussed the criteria followed at the "Abu
Dhabi Education Council" and "Knowledge and Human Development
Authority" in the licensing and certification of teachers, it also
discussed the initial draft presented by the “Abu Dhabi Vocational Education
and Training Institute” for teachers, which emphasized the principle of
sustainability in licensing which makes learning a profession capable of
interacting with the global changes and to encourage the process of Emiratisation.
Members of the Committee stressed the importance of taking into account
the fact that the a teacher is not a result of qualifications obtained through
academic or University study only, but are the leadership personality that must
be cultivated and the values of innovation and growth in the student to
continue the development process and establish social and economic development.
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