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Your chance to reform education system in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Education Council launches online opinion poll to improve the education system from the next academic year


Silvia Radan

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Published: Sun 26 Jun 2016, 4:25 PM

Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) will conduct an online opinion poll to improve the education system in the emirate from the next academic year.
Students, teachers, school leaders, parents - even universities and stakeholders - are invited to take part in the five-day survey which will begin on Sunday.
The survey is available on the Adec website, and participants may opt to answer anonymously or make their name or institution known.
Ali Al Nuaimi, director-general of Adec, takes a personal interest in this survey and hopes for plenty of feedback, which will help the council identify new initiatives to focus on or current initiatives that need more attention.
"Like everything else, education is reforming too, and we have to keep involving those who matter most in refreshing our strategic plans in order to improve the education system," he said.
The survey will have around seven questions for each targeted group. Both public and private schools may participate.
For each category, there will be a comments' section, where respondents may give their, thoughts, criticism, suggestions that will ultimately help Adec improve the education system.
Some of the questions are compulsory, others are optional, and there is also a choice to answer them anonymously or making the name of the individual respondent or institution known.
Adec decided to include universities and companies in the survey because they are the ones "experiencing" the outcome of the lower education.
"We believe leading the education reform in Abu Dhabi emirate requires strategic partnerships, where different stakeholders and partners contribute a pivotal role," added Al Nuaimi.
Over 16,000 Adec employees and over 130,000 public school students are expected to take part in the opinion poll.
The public schools were asked to participate in a workshop on leadership topics this week to discuss some of the challenges faced in this past academic year.
The Adec also plans to run more such workshops and other topics with the participation of private schools.
The Adec survey will also have an intensive social media campaign for the public, using the #educationfirst.

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