New curriculum for elementary pupils

ABU DHABI - A new advanced curriculum will be introduced at the elementary level throughout the country from the new academic year 2004-2005, said a senior education official.

By Nada S. Mussallam

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Published: Thu 12 Feb 2004, 12:10 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:41 PM

"The Ministry of Education and Youth (MoEY) has already received books for the new curriculum, which will be distributed among the educational zones in the country before the end of the current academic year," said Dr Ahmed Saad Al Sharif, Assistant Under-Secretary for Students' Welfare and Activities.

The new curriculum, which includes advanced syllabus for Arabic language, Islamic studies and national education, will be implemented at the first, second and third elementary levels, said Dr Al Sharif.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday, following an introductory presentation on the "The Education Development Project for Elementary and Secondary Levels", Dr Al Sharif clarified that the move was part of the ambitious project on developing elementary and secondary education chalked out by the ministry in accordance with the ministry's "2020 vision" to develop the educational process in the country.

He said that it took the ministry three years to develop the multipurpose project, which will be thoroughly assessed in the year 2008-2009.

The project focuses on utilisation of information technology in the best interests of students, developing the rehabilitation programme for disabled students and creating a unit for sustainable vocational development in schools, said Dr Al Sharif.

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