Schools’ pursuit of excellence to get a big boost

DUBAI — A symposium to empower school administrators, teachers and students of all Dubai-based public and private schools to increase the Dubai Education Zone (DEZ) share of prestigious awards instituted in the field of education in the UAE was held in Dubai yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 19 Jun 2005, 11:13 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:04 PM

The symposium at the Shaikh Rashid Auditorium held under the project EEPHA (Empowering educational field to participate in high education quality awards) of the Dubai Education Zone, was part of the ongoing series of workshops and training programmes organised by the zone this year.

Fatima Al Marri, Principal of Al Raya Secondary School, Dubai, and Chief Coordinator of the training team at EEPHA, said the symposium aims to help participants overcome hurdles if any, in competing for the quality education awards including the prestigious Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Excellent Academic Performance for 2005-2006 academic year.

She noted that the Dubai schools, particularly the private ones, have netted the highest number of awards each year compared to schools of other educational zones in the country. “But, we have to further increase the number of such quality awards in the new academic year,” said Al Marri.

“EEPHA aims to develop the educational field, spread and generalise distinction and quality education, and allows the educational field with all its sections to participate in the distinction and quality awards throughout the methodics programmes and specialised qualifications. It also aims to orient information through an organisational system linked with the strategic plan of the educational district in order to achieve quality in education in Dubai,” she said.

In addition to the prestigious Shaikh Hamdan Award for Academic Excellence, EEPHA is orienting participants for higher achievements in the Shaikh Khalifa Awards for Government School teachers, Dubai Quality Awards, and the ISO Certification, Al Marri pointed out.

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