ABU DHABI - As part of a comprehensive plan to boost the education system of the Abu Dhabi emirate, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has started rolling out its private education strategy in a bid to drive long-term improvement in the private sector where the largest group of students are enrolled.
Major reforms in assessment patterns for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools will be put to test for the first time with the upcoming Grade 10 and 12 board exams.
Arabic language skills continued to remain a major issue for Indian schools in Dubai as the inspection report pointed out ‘weak teaching skills, poor subject knowledge and poor curricula’ as factors contributing to the lack of progress in the Arabic subject.
The new initiative by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai to discount public transport for students by 50 per cent will encourage more students to travel on the buses and metro, according to university officials.
Promoting a healthy environment for university students, the American University of Sharjah announced its transition to a smoke-free environment on Sunday. With the new initiative, smoking will no longer be permitted in areas outside buildings in the plaza area of the campus.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) announced the accreditation of 34 schools in its second phase of school accreditation for 2010-2011. Humaid Obaid Al Qattami, Minister of Education, honored the principals of the schools accredited during a ceremony organised by the MoE.