The education sector has been at the top of the priority list of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, as His Highness has always emphasized the need to develop the capabilities of students and develop their skills, in accordance with the requirements and challenges of the twentieth century, enabling them to build their present and the future of their country while taking pride in the values of their community, homeland and identity.
His Highness emphasized on several occasions that “our studying children are our treasure, our balance and our investment for the future”, pointing out that “education comes first… and it is the solid foundation for the launch in the post – oil phase.”
The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research has released a book titled “Mohammed bin Zayed and Education” confirming that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s interest in education had important tributaries extending to the school of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and visionary The wise woman who laid the foundation for the UAE and its renaissance in various fields.
The book pointed out that the most prominent foundations of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed’s vision of the educational renaissance, which foresaw the future, is to elevate the status of education, as a major engine contributing to the development of the country.
The book indicated that His Highness’s interest in education is not limited to developing general visions, ideas and perceptions, but extends to field monitoring on the ground, to implement these visions and ideas and to provide the educational field with everything that it needs in order to fulfill its mission, and continuous communication with educational institutions, teachers and students.
His Highness’ vision of promoting education includes consideration for the scientific and ethical aspects, based on His Highness’ belief that educational institutions are entrusted rather than others to deepen moral values among youth and youth, and are able to promote this task, and that ethics is an essential element in the comprehensive and sustainable development system adopted by the United Arab Emirates.
His Highness called on several occasions to enable students’ families and parents to associate with each other and contribute to supporting educational efforts, as they are all partners in the responsibility of building national minds and future to prepare for generations.
One of the statements of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in this regard, is that “The UAE will invest in education in the coming years; Because it is the solid foundation for launching into the post-oil phase.
His Highness also said: “The teaching profession has been associated with a high status and exceptional position in our souls, and its importance, position and strength were derived from its noble mission, which was derived from educational values, lofty principles, science and knowledge as a methodology that frames it and makes the teacher an essential partner in developing minds, refining morals, and building and developing societies.”.
His Highness also emphasized that “The educational role of the school is growing more at this stage than at any previous stage, and we are convinced that teachers take on the responsibility entrusted to them, and they are fully aware of the critical role of education in advancing the pioneering Emirati development renaissance.”
His Highness’ words reveal a vision that lays the foundation for a modern, global education that keeps pace with the aspirations of the UAE, anticipates the future for generations, and inspires the youth of the UAE to build a strong state build, armed with science and knowledge.
His Highness’ initiatives and guidelines in the education sector confirmed the preeminent position he occupies with His Highness as it is the cornerstone on which the building of the state is based, as His Highness believed that education is the gateway to safe passage to the future.
He believes in his role in building people, promoting the values of belonging and loyalty, confronting dark ideas and supporting major national projects.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan launched an initiative that supports the educational process with the topic of “moral education” in the curricula and curricula, and it includes five main elements namely ethics, self and community development, culture and heritage, social education, rights and duties.
His Highness said that the UAE is distinguished by its cultural identity and authentic moral values, based on the heritage of values stemming from the teachings of true religion and the traditions of fathers and grandfathers who uphold the values of tolerance, respect, cooperation, love for the good, belonging, giving, sacrifice and unlimited giving to the fatherland.
His Highness added via Twitter that “virtuous values are a firm foundation in the building of nations, their renaissance, the advancement of peoples and their development”, and emphasized the importance of the growing role of educational institutions in preparing and educating young people. to build people and their active and ambitious personalities, in addition to the central role of the family by promoting high values, virtues and ideals in the hearts of the children.
In 2005, the Institute of Applied Technology was established by decision of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the decision brought about a fundamental change as the Abu Dhabi Institute of Vocational Education and Training was established in 2007 and the opportunity for education for all the sons and daughters of the land.
His Highness Initiatives in Vocational and Technical Education emphasized the need to improve it and support innovation. This has been demonstrated by the proliferation of students at the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training at the state level, and the children of the center today are the best in academic terms.
As per His Highness’ guidance, the UAE has attracted international universities as a branch of Sorbonne University – Abu Dhabi and New York University – Abu Dhabi was opened, aiming to open horizons and areas of development for learners, and the need to develop human resources through advanced and goal-oriented education.
His Highness was also keen to increase the number of students enrolled in graduate programs at the Petroleum Institute, Khalifa University and Masdar Institute.
Khalifa University launched the Mohammed bin Zayed International Robotics Competition, under the patronage of His Highness, a prestigious global award, totaling $5 million, and witnessing ambitious global participation.
As for scholarships, in May 2011, the “Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Scholarship for Higher Education” program was launched to fund scholarships for graduates of Zayed University to pursue masters and doctoral degrees.
The program offers master’s degree students the opportunity to choose between a group of universities in the country and foreign universities that are among the top 200 universities in the academic ranking of international universities accredited by the United States Department of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Arab Emirates.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan led the launch of the Mohammed bin Zayed Award for the best teacher in the Gulf, in appreciation and gratitude for the vital role of the teacher in educating generations and Austria, bringing the total number of targeted countries comes at 13. †
The award opened the way for foreign and non-Arabic speaking teachers in private and international schools to apply and register in English, in addition to creating quality development plans in a step to spread the award’s educational message to the world. to bring.
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