The plan will unify the education sector through the development of the Emirati School Model across all emirates.
The Ministry of Education and the Abu Dhabi Education Council, ADEC, today announced a plan to begin a process to achieve the standardisation of their education systems to support a unified and highly-performing education sector across the nation.
The plan will unify the education sector through the development of the Emirati School Model across all emirates, and help align the education sector to meet the objectives of the National Agenda by achieving the UAE Vision 2021 with the delivery of a first-rate education system.
The move follows the directives of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces
Achieving this goal has been closely monitored by Sheikh Mohammed, who considers it “essential to achieve supportive and well-informed education system capable of keeping up with future changes and developments.”
The Emirati School Model of the Ministry of Education will play a central role in the unification of the education sector across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Launched in 2017, the “Emirati School” model provides a leading model of education, rich curriculum, excellence in student skills and courses, as well as high quality of education in full alignment to the expectations of the vision of the UAE leadership for the education sector.
The alignment plan between the Ministry of Education and ADEC will consolidate the ministry’s systems, policies and courses across the UAE’s public and private schools which follow the ministry’s system. It will also promote the development of the Emirati School Model across all emirates to increase efficiency and deliver a highly-performing education based on the highest standards of quality for the education sector.
Commenting on the announcement, Sheikh Mohammed, said: “The UAE has made many significant achievements in education and the next stage requires us to build on them under a unified framework in preparation for the comprehensive development which needs a common, unified education system that is capable of delivering national higher objectives guided by the vision of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.”
Sheikh Mohammed urged all stakeholders to work as one team as development and gains are common and the vision is united under the leadership of Sheikh Khalifa. “The prime goal is to enable all schools across the country operate within a homogeneous framework to generate graduates as per best international standards and who can meet aspirations and expectations of the people of UAE,” Sheikh Mohammed added.
Mohamed bin Zayed stressed on the fact that the development and modernisation of the education system should be undertaken in accordance with inclusive strategic plans to usher well into the future and obtain high quality learning outcomes so as to keep abreast of the qualitative national development.
To ensure a seamless transition of the plan for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year, the Ministry of Education and ADEC will place a special effort communicating with ADEC teachers and administration staff, as well as students and parents, to explain the gradual delivery of the plan to unify education across the UAE.
ADEC and the Ministry of Education also announced that twelfth and eleventh grade students under ADEC curriculum will continue their current curriculum to ensure the best educational outcomes for these students.
Standardising the education system in the UAE and the subsequent consolidation of all school operations are based on the national pillars and a framework which include students, curricula and school operations.
The Ministry of Education and ADEC have formed two main committees working towards the development of the school community. These committees support and enable teachers to fulfill their responsibilities and establish new rules for the integration of roles between legislators and executive bodies to ensure the graduation of an Emirati student whose academic achievement is characterised by excellence, talent and creativity, while his mental and psychological formation is characterised by principles of identity, values and the rich heritage of the UAE.