UAE education scheme hosts teachers' workshop
Dubai, July 9, 2012
UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid's Smart Learning Program recently hosted a workshop in Dubai to give teachers an in-depth understanding of the program’s goals and explain how they can implement them in the region.
The program, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, aims to create a unique new educational environment in schools, and this entails the distribution of tablet PCs for all students, and providing all state schools with 4G high-speed networks.
These plans will improve the quality of education in line with the global scientific renaissance.
The workshop was attended by Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Minister of Education. The workshop highlighted the importance of the program in the Ministry of Education’s goal to upgrade educational standards in the UAE.
Dr Issa Bastaki, CEO of the Etisalat Fund Support and Information Systems, stated: “The program extends over a period of five years and consists of three phases, including the introduction, implementation, follow up and maintenance.
“We aim to achieve the highest rate of success, by putting special emphasis on a gradual transition to smart concepts of education. We have already set up the appropriate mechanisms, so that each phase can shift successfully to the next phase.”
The program’s organisers strive to ensure the smooth operation of the educational system at schools across the country, and to enrich the curriculum, he added.
This is particularly relevant because there is a new trend globally which has seen a transition to a more market-relevant form of education. Therefore it is vital to ensure that the output of the education sector matches the needs of the employment market, Dr Bastaki said.
Workshop attendees discussed the program’s goals of improving education standards. This will be achieved by connecting deeply with students, encouraging their pursuit of knowledge and empowering them to learn, by giving them modern educational tools.
The program aims to enhance the education system at all levels: from the school administration, teachers and students. These levels will then be linked with external stakeholders such as parents and policy makers. – TradeArabia News Service
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