'Martyrs' stories need to be taught in schools'

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Martyrs stories need to be taught in schools
Remaining bodies of 52 UAE soldiers martyred in Yemen last week, arriving in Abu Dhabi today.

Ras Al Khaimah - This will help instil values of loyalty among kids.

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Published: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 6:24 PM

Residents of Ras Al Khaimah have urged the authorities concerned to include the names of Emirati martyrs and accounts of their sacrifice in the curricula of social studies.
The initiative will help develop students' awareness about the dedication of the martyrs, they said. They also called for launching a special television channel to focus on all aspects of the Emirati family, with focus on the dedication and sacrifice of the soldiers martyred in Yemen.
Rashed Saeed, an Arabic teacher in Julan, said Emiratis and residents will never forget the sacrifices of the UAE soldiers. "We will tell our children about their glorious deeds, and how they defended their nation."
A teacher of social studies in the emirate, Amer Sulaiman, said: "We should talk about the stories of their sacrifice in the curricula of social studies so that young generations know about them and follow their model of loyalty."
Naema Al Sharhan, senior inspector at the Ministry of Education, said they will honour the nation's martyrs by making accounts of their sacrifice part of the syllabus here. "Our students in schools and universities should be aware of the heroic acts of the soldiers slain while performing their national duty," said Al Sharhan.
This will help implant the principles of loyalty to the country and leadership in the "hearts and souls of young generations", she added. She also called for naming a school in the emirate after Emirati martyr Tariq Al Shehi.
Mariam Al Shehi, head of education counselors in Ras Al Khaimah, said this is the "right time" to shed light on the value of martyrdom. "Those martyrs sacrificed their souls so that the flag of the country flies high."
To educate children about their sacrifices is the "least we can do", she said.
Shaikha Jawan Al Subusi, member of the Sharjah Consultative Council, said it is their duty to stress the importance of loyalty. "Those heroes gave their lives for only one reason: To defend justice."

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