Cambridge varsity to train 60 RAK teachers

RAS AL KHAIMAH — The Ras Al Khaimah Institute of Applied Technologies yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Cambridge to train 60 national teachers of the primary and secondary schools in the emirate in different technology and English courses.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Thu 24 Apr 2008, 9:32 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:57 PM

The move is intended to develop professionals in the education sector in the emirate.

These courses will be conducted on the institute’s premises but professors from the University of Cambridge, financed by the UAE government, would conduct the lectures.

Dr Abdul Latif Al Shamsi, Director-General of the RAK Institute of Applied Technologies, signed the MoU with representatives of Cambridge University.

Al Shamsi said this strategic partnership is aimed at developing teachers’ skills and qualifications to obtain international recognition in information technology and English language.

He noted that the partnership materialised due to the considerable support of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The training programme, as per the MoU, includes 60 national teachers from primary and secondary schools in Ras Al Khaimah, who had completed intensive courses in English language and obtained the IELTS certificates, in addition to diplomas and degrees in courses of information technology.

He added that after the two-year training, the qualified teachers would obtain diplomas in education from Cambridge University.

The RAK Institute of Applied Technologies has more than 3,000 students and is one of the five Institutes of Technology in the UAE founded under the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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