Dubai, UAE: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued directives for enhancing integration and promoting a culture of cooperation between the ministry of education, other education zones in the country and education leaders.
Shaikh Mohammad’s directives were issued during his visit to the Ministry of Education, where he was briefed on preparations for the 2015-2016 new academic year, and on the report about the most important achievements with regard to the implementation of the education development plan for 2015-2021.
Shaikh Mohammad instructed the implementation of the initiative to attract outstanding university graduates and top achievers to work in the education field, and achieve optimal investment in young and qualified Emiratis and integrate them into innovative training programmes to enable them to guide students both inside and outside schools.
“The teacher shoulders great responsibility to prepare an innovative and creative generation capable of interacting with developments in the modern age and fulfilling future requirements,” said Shaikh Mohammad.
Shaikh Mohammad called for creating an environment for stimulating innovation, creativity and excellent performance in order to achieve the goals of the National Agenda and UAE Vision 2021 for developing a modern education structure that keeps abreast with the UAE’s transformation into a smart government.
Shaikh Mohammad was briefed on the progress achieved with regard to amendments to the education plan and developing curricula for Grade 11 students, and developing curricula according to national education standards.
He was also briefed on the education plan designed to provide quality education to students with special needs in order to integrate them into schools, as well as developing an integrative programme to discover talented students and implement a national strategy to nurture them.
Shaikh Mohammad was updated on the expansion of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Smart Learning Programme and the unique leaps it achieved within three years. A total of 140 schools are currently implementing this programme, and this number is expected to increase to 208 schools in the upcoming academic year.
Shaikh Mohammad met the ministry’s team and was updated on their efforts in governance, enhancing cooperation with other parties in the learning process and building new partnerships to achieve openness towards society on the grounds of transparency and confidence.
Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Hussain Ebrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and other officials were present.
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