UAE using information technology in schools

LONDON — Dr Hanif Hassan, UAE Minister of Education, yesterday met Jim Knight, British Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 10 Jan 2008, 9:32 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:47 PM

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the International Conference on Education and Technology being held at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre.

Knight chaired the opening session of the conference.

At the meeting, the two ministers discussed the importance of the conference in shedding light on the challenges the educational institutions face with regard to technology revolution and how poor countries could catch up with the knowledge technology.

Dr Hassan told the British minister that the UAE was keen to attend the event to get acquainted with the efforts countries were making to finetune technology to serve education and to make comparison with advanced nations to identify its rank among them.

“With its ultra-modern technology infrastructure, the UAE has gone a long way in adopting information technology to serve its community in various fields,” he said.

He said his ministry had devised a package of programmes and plans to use technologies in schools.

He also briefed Knight about the e-gate his ministry planned to launch soon. (The ministry hopes the e-portal will assist students and their guardians to interact more with the school community.)

On his part, Knight praised the UAE as a magnificent model of progress, enjoying a prominent stature among the international community.

The UAE, he added, had an exemplary development model from which other countries wished to learn lessons.

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