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Dh5 billion boost for Emirati schools

Team KT/Abu Dhabi
Filed on January 27, 2019 | Last updated on January 27, 2019 at 11.23 pm
Dh5 billion boost for Emirati schools

(Dubai Media Office)

The model was launched as an innovative concept to advance the education system in the country.

The UAE government has allocated Dh5 billion to invest in state-of-the-art infrastructure for schools over the next six years. This came as the UAE Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday reviewed progress of the 'Emirati School Model'.

The model has been implemented in 800 public and private schools across the UAE to "prepare generations capable of leading the future of the UAE" and to achieve the objectives of UAE Vision 2021 and Centennial Strategy 2071.

The model was launched as an innovative concept to advance the education system in the country through various educational resources of knowledge, skills and languages. Currently, more than 9,000 students are learning Chinese and French in the UAE schools.

It aims to implement international standards that meet the needs of the job market, "through a modern curriculum that offers different educational fields". It also focuses on student's recreational activities to enhance their knowledge, skills and personalities.

Other decisions

The Cabinet also adopted a Federal law on senior Emiratis as an "integrated care system" to ensure a decent life for them. The law covers their health, treatment, rehabilitation, services and rights.

The Cabinet also adopted an amendment to the provisions of the Commercial Agencies Law to allow local agencies to become public shareholding companies. The decision contributes to the inclusion of more companies in the capital markets of the UAE and encourages citizens to venture in business or invest in public shareholding companies.

The UAE Cabinet approved linking the payment systems among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries with the monetary institutions and central banks. It also approved the formation of the Foreign Direct Investment Committee, chaired by the UAE Minister of Economy. The Committee will assess the foreign direct investment applications and work towards attracting more such investments.

The Cabinet also adopted a Federal law on the regulation and possession of dangerous animals in order to ensure that the community is protected from any harm caused by these animals and from diseases that can be transmitted to other animals. The law also ensures that dangerous animals receive appropriate care at specialised centres.

reporters@khaleejtimes.com





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