UAE education ministry in new e-Gate initiative
Dubai, June 22, 2014
The UAE Ministry of Education has collaborated with Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) to launch a new e-Gate initiative designed to give private school officials a faster and more convenient way of ordering school textbooks for the coming academic year.
The launch was held at the Ministry of Education headquarters in the presence of Marwan Al Sawalih, the undersecretary, Ministry of Education; Khawla Al Mualla, the assistant uUndersecretary for Educational Policies (MoE) and Faisal Bin Haider, the executive director, Printing and Distribution, DMI, along with a number of other officials.
The new e-Gate program offers a wide range of services, primarily allowing private schools to place purchase orders and receive invoices for Ministry of Education approved textbooks in a faster and more efficient manner.
The system also features comprehensive information about the books - including prices and available quantities - which helps school officials in relaying much-needed information to parents, students and teachers.
Marwan Al Sawalih said the project was part of the ministry’s efforts to make use of modern technologies and smart tools in order to improve the quality of its services.
"The e-Gate program is based on a suite of smart applications that have been developed to identify what books are needed by each school, facilitating the ordering process and delivering them directly in the shortest time possible," he stated.
Faisal Bin Haider described the program as a leap forward in the development of logistics solutions in book ordering for private schools.
"It also represents the beginning of the development of this sector--resulting in more productivity and efficiency as compared to how books were traditionally ordered before. The main objective of this new initiative is to best serve the teaching and education segment of the UAE," he added.-Traderabia News Service