Gess launches GCC education awards
Dubai, December 12, 2013
Gulf Educational Supplies and Solutions (Gess), a premiere educational exhibition in the region, has launched a programme to honour outstanding contributions to the advancement of teaching and learning across schools in the GCC.
Dubbed the Gess Education Awards (GEA), the inaugural edition of the awards will be presented on March 5, 2014 at a gala dinner on the second day of the Gess 2014 exhibition running from March 4 to 6, 2014 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
“The awards will celebrate outstanding success of various stakeholders in the education sector – from teachers to organisations that are making it possible for young people to receive the best quality education at par with global standards,” said Matt Thompson, project director, F&E Group, organisers of the Gess Education Awards.
“It will highlight and reward the quality and diversity of people, establishments as well as the products and solutions that contribute to the development of education as a whole in the region, making it the key pillar that it is for the progress of nations in the GCC.”
The GEA are broken down into two sections - those for educational companies providing products and solutions for schools and those for teachers, schools and educational professionals.
Among the categories that have received an early rush of nominations include those that will be presented to individuals and academic institutions that have adopted and practiced the Best use of ICT / e-Learning in the Classroom; Ambassador for the Environment, Community Award for Leadership and Innovation in Education Award.
Two of the most coveted awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award and Outstanding Contribution in Education Award, a statement said.
Awards will also be presented to establishments that provide educational institutions (either directly or indirectly) with high-quality, safe products appropriate to every day teaching and learning needs.
As the premier education show in the Middle East, Gess features over 300 organisations from over 35 countries as well as 7,000 educational professionals.
Gess also features the Global Education Forum (GEF), which provides an extensive educational programme to help teachers, educators and academics of all levels develop their skills, gain insight from international experts and take home some practical teaching methods. GEF offers a wide range of seminars, exhibitor workshops, abstract sessions and keynote presentations, all under the theme of technology in education.
For next year, GEF has adopted the theme “Education and the 21st Century: Skills, Opportunities and Challenges” to provide local and international insights and best practices that will help the region further boost education standards. – TradeArabia News Service