Ministry of education to draw up new policy

ABU DAHBI -The Ministry of Education and Youth (MoEY) will soon chalk out an incetive-oriented policy to ensure better career prospects for teachers, improving their pay scale, in a step towards career-security objectives for individuals working for education departments in the country, said Al Abdul Aziz Al Sharhan, Minister of Education and Youth.

By Nada S. Mussallam

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Published: Sun 29 Feb 2004, 12:21 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:14 AM

In a meeting with top education deparment officers and educational zone directors in the capital on Saturday on various aspects of education, the minister said being the pivotal element in the education process the ministry would provide teachers with better facilities and work hard to secure them with a competence level so as to climb the career ladder swiftly.

He said separate budgetary allocations for schools, with the full support of the ministry, would reduce the problems of shortages of books and stationery and other educational materials.

Dr Al Sharhan stressed that the development of the educational process in the country is a complementary operation that includes improvement in curriculum, status of teachers and educationists and school environment and administration.

The meeting also focused on reviewing the five-year-plan devised by the ministry on projects and programmes, which were launched in 2,000 with the aim of developing the strategies incorporating the objectives of 'Education Vision 2020' set by the ministry.

These programmes include developing school curriculum, introducing of information technology in the educational system and upgrading the human resources in the field of education.

During the meeting, Dr Sharhan also reviewed many issues like schools' budget, technologies required to improve the educational system and training of teaching staff and educationists, in addition to other important issues.

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