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8/4/16

DEWA organises first summer camp for young engineers.


Dubai, UAE, 4 August 2016: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised a summer camp for children under the theme ‘Engineers of the Future.’ The summer camp features specialised training programmes to develop children’s communication skills, helping them cope with pressure, face obstacles, and enhance teamwork. This promotes innovation among children, and creates a platform by which they can improve their skills, with a focus on electrical and mechanical engineering, science, and mathematics.

7/18/16

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority opens 2nd Summer Innovation Camp.


Initiative designed to cultivate the spirit of innovation and creativity among young Emiratis

UAE, July 17, 2016 - The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) opened today (Sunday, July 17, 2016) the 2nd edition of its ‘Summer Innovation Camp,’ a month-long initiative that will run until August 18, 2016. The initiative has been designed to cultivate the spirit of innovation and creativity among the young Emiratis, while also teaching them more about the local telecommunications and information technology (IT) sectors, through different events and activities held throughout the country.
Summer Innovation Camp.

7/11/16

Imdaad commends educational excellence of four 12th Grade toppers for School Year 2015-2016.



July 10, 2016 – Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, environment and energy management solutions in the GCC, has commended the top students in the 12th grade for School Year 2015 – 2016 in line with its efforts to emphasize the importance of educational excellence at a ceremony held recently. The company awarded Hajar Ahmad Al Ktefan for scoring 99.9 per cent and Razan Sulaiman Mohamed Mousa Alkaabi for scoring 99.2 per cent both in the in the Science discipline. Imdaad also recognized Israa Ahmed Abouelhussein Ibrahim for scoring 99.3 per cent and Wafa Rashed Mohammed Bin Sayyah Alyammahi for scoring 99.0 per cent in the Literary discipline. Imdaad’s CEO, Jamal Abdullah Lootah, presented the students with the award and recognition. The ceremony drew the attendance and participation of Imdaad representatives, as well as the parents of the top students. 

6/19/16

Reading is Positive Energy exhibition by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

DEWA hosts Ramadan activities at
Reading is Positive Energy exhibition
Dubai, UAE, 19 June 2016: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised a range of activities during the Holy Month of Ramadan at the Reading is Positive Energy exhibition.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Reading is Positive Energy exhibition.
These include lectures, seminars, poetry readings, awareness sessions, and other activities for anyone.

5/17/16

Taqaddam helps to inspire young UAE Nationals.


Youth-development programme concludes with high profile national competition
Pristine Private School takes the honours with competition win
 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 May 2016: Over 240 students from 12 Dubai schools have been inspired to reach greater personal heights after successfully completing the youth development programme Taqaddam. 
HSBC Bank Middle East Ltd and the British Council have worked in partnership to deliver the new initiative that has helped young men and women in the UAE to build their self-confidence and develop the life skills they need to fulfil their potential.

5/15/16

Pearson launches School Improvement Service to align with UAE School Inspection Framework


Pearson aims to help schools meet new national standards and embed world-class systems and processes in UAE schools

Dubai, UAE, 14 May, 2016: Pearson has announced a new School Improvement Service, designed to help UAE schools perform against the standards set out in the UAE’s new School Inspection Framework. The Framework is designed to help meet the country’s national agenda for education reform set about the UAE’s 2021 vision.

5/3/16

King's school in Dubai (video)

Kings’ Schools is a prestigious schools group. Schools include the founding school Kings' School Dubai in Umm Suqeim as well as Kings' School Al Barsha and Kings' School Nad Al Sheba and our head office Kings' Education.
 Kings’ School Dubai is the only school in the Emirates to have achieved the rating of “outstanding” for six years since inspections by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau began. Our schools have a British heritage and an international perspective where children become effective, enthusiastic and independent life-long learners who are able to adapt to the changes and challenges of a fast-moving, modern world.

4/4/16

DSOA and Imdaad Organize Be’ati School Programme at Indian International School.


DSO based IIS third and fourth grade students learn about environment sustainability
Dubai-UAE: 04 April, 2016 - Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, in partnership with Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, environment, and energy management solutions in the GCC region, recently hosted the Be’ati School Programme at the DSO based Indian International School (IIS).

3/3/16

Out of the 14 outstanding schools in Dubai, 10 follow the British Curriculum.



British Council’s ‘Schools Now! Conference’ concludes in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Nationals Development Programme (ENDP) inducted 13,500 UAE nationals into the UAE private sector over 10 years; Goal is to reduce unemployment rate to less than 1 per cent, from the current 2.6 per cent says Executive Director

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 March 2016: There are more than 350 private schools in the UAE catering to over 470, 000 students, of which 81,000 (17%) are Emirati. Interestingly, of the top 14 outstanding schools in Dubai, 10 follow British Curriculum.

Autodesk empowers students to bring their ideas to life at GESS Dubai 2016


Leading software company throws the spotlight on design solutions Memento and Fusion 360 as strategic tools to help nurture and enhance student creativity


March 03, 2016 - Autodesk, a leading design software company that is playing a very innovative role in the education sector, globally and in the Middle East region, has expressed its eagerness to help empower students in bringing their creative ideas to life.
The statement came during the company’s participation at Global Educational Supplies and Solutions Dubai 2016 (GESS Dubai 2016),

11/10/15

Dubai Smart Government signs MoU with KHDA to support electronic and smart services.

                       

UAE, November 9, 2015 - Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) and Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), under which DSG will offer the necessary support for its electronic and smart shared services provided to KHDA in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for Dubai government services to be available round the clock.

6/13/15

Al Hammadi: “UAE is leading global trends towards modern education systems.”


·       UAE Minister of Education: “We will continue to integrate basic IT skills & digital literacy in school curriculum.”

·       Ministry of Education’s Assistant Undersecretary of Support Services: “Modern designs for schools & attractive learning environment for teachers, administrators & students.”


3/6/15

Ministry of Environment and Water successfully concludes activities of National Environment Day.


Closing ceremonies highlighted with launch of National Strategy on Environment Education and Awareness

UAE, March 5, 2015 - His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, attended the concluding activities for the UAE’s celebration of the 18th edition of National Environment Day held today (Thursday, March 5, 2015) in Abu Dhabi. The event which is held every March 4th under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, was attended by government and private institutions, civic organizations and members of the local community.

12/9/14

Autodesk Makes Design Software Free to Schools Worldwide.



Design Software Leader Expands Reach of Free Education Offering to Prepare an Industry-ready Workforce

DUBAI, UAE, Dec 8, 2014 — Fulfilling its promise to expand access to its professional design software in education, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has made its industry-leading design, engineering and entertainment software free* to students, instructors and academic institutions worldwide.

11/8/14

UAE steps up efforts to address book piracy in schools.

Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance honors Abu Dhabi DED for its pioneering efforts in battling book piracy
[UAE, November 08, 2014] - The Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAA), the leader in combating piracy within the GCC region, recently honoured the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) for its significant contributions in the battle against book piracy in the UAE. The AAA lauded the agency for implementing the Middle East region’s first ever campaign against book piracy. In recognition of these efforts, the AAA presented a special plaque of appreciation to the Abu Dhabi DED in a special meeting also attended by representatives of the publishing industry.
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10/2/14

“School Leadership Programme” Heralded Success by Pearson and UAE Ministry of Education.

142 Emirati School Leaders Graduate from Internationally Recognised Programme 


Dubai, UAE, 2nd October, 2014: The Emirates’ Ministry of Education is on track to achieve its goal of raising school leadership standards in the UAE, with 142 educators graduating from the School Leadership Programme (SLP).
Graduates of the “School Leadership Programme”

9/8/14

Autodesk empowers 16-year-old Emirati girl students to design next generation mini F1 cars.


Al Shohub Private School’s ‘Wild Fire’ design team leverages software and training from Autodesk to design, analyze, create and test their creations for ‘F1 in Schools World Finals 2014’
 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, SEPTEMBER 08, 2014 — Autodesk, a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software is empowering a team of 16-year-old Emirati girls from Al Shohub Private School in Abu Dhabi in their quest for the top spot at the ‘F1 in Schools World Finals 2014.’ The all-girls team from Al Shohub Private School will use professional 3D design software such as Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Flow Design to design a scale-model Formula One (F1) car of the future for this year's edition of the competition.  As the technology partner, Autodesk is helping the team with technical support and the software tools required for the project.

7/1/14

Ministry of Education announces list of top students and results for 12th Grade examinations.


Al Qatami: The ministry is working hard to make the school environment more conducive to learning
2014 exam results yield 89.4 per cent for the scientific section and 67.8 per cent for the literary section

[UAE, July 1, 2014] – The Ministry of Education announced the examination results for the 12th Grade this Academic Year 2013/2014, which was taken by more than 37,000 students. The passing rate in the literary and scientific sections was 67.8 per cent and 89.4 per cent, respectively.  The results also listed the top 33 male and female students. Emirati student Mariam Ali Ashour Murad ranked first in the literary section, obtaining a grade of 99.92 per cent, while Ahmed Abdul Razzaq Metwally Chahine from Egypt, on the other hand, was the overall first placer with a grade of 99.85 per cent.

6/23/14

Children aged four to six years given lessons about environmental best practices.


Imdaad initiates Be’ati School Program at School of Research Sciences

Dubai, UAE, June 23, 2014 – Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities management (FM) solutions in the GCC, recently implemented its Be’ati School Program--a Green campaign targeting school children with an aim to inculcate the importance of a sustainable environment, at the School of Research Sciences, a leading Dubai-based school established to fulfill the educational needs of ambitious children. Under the program, the FM company will demonstrate the benefits of a green living for a healthy present and a better future to students between the age of four and six years. The highly successful campaign has been rolled out earlier in other schools.

6/20/14

British Orchard Nursery conferred CSR certificate by Emirates Red Crescent and Ministry of Social Affairs.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: British Orchard Nursery, UAE's largest and first ISO certified nursery chain in the UAE strongly believes in social responsibility and is a part of many CSR (Corporate Social responsibility) activities. Recently the school has won the Total Quality Management award under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed, which is also in line with the nursery's corporate philosophy on quality. BON believes in solidarity and human rights along with its many values of Respect and Integrity Equality and Diversity, Rights and Responsibilities, Structure and Innovation.

British Orchard Nursery participated in the EMIRATES RED CRESCENT venture with Ministry of Social Affairs for donating to the affected society in Syria. RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES provided logistic support for this trouble hit country in the most challenging circumstances through its Dubai based hub, which is part of the International Humanitarian City of Dubai greatly supported by UAE government.

Ministry of Education’s social media sites log interactions with 26,000 students and 40,000 parents and specialists.

[UAE, June 19, 2014] - More than 26,000 12th-grade students - nearly 70 percent of the total student candidates for the final high school exams - interacted on the social networking sites of the UAE Ministry of Education, During their first three days of exams, the young respondents actively answered an official Ministry questionnaire aimed at achieving overall satisfaction in the conduct of exams and the performance of examinees. The questionnaire, which also sought to obtain various observations and opinions from students, was posted on the Ministry’s Twitter and Facebook sites.

6/16/14

H.E. Humaid Al Qatami visits Dubai schools to inspect on examination procedures and facilities.

UAE Minister of Education stresses on importance of preparing for the future of today’s students by instilling more awareness on excellence and creativity

[UAE, June 16, 2014] - H.E. Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of the UAE Ministry of Education stressed on the importance of instilling today’s students with more awareness on the importance of excellence and creativity - key foundations in preparing them for their future - during his recent visit to

6/11/14

Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program wins World Summit Award in Geneva.


Ministry of Education says feat is an unprecedented international achievement

[UAE, June 11, 2014] - The UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program, which aims to launch ‘smart classes’ in public schools in line with UAE Vision 2021, has won a World Summit Award during the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, which is being held under the patronage of the UN International Telecommunication Union. The program won recently in the team work category of the Government Excellence Award.

6/8/14

UAE Minister of Education calls on private schools to exert more effort in promoting local values and traditions.


[UAE, June 8, 2014] - H.E. Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Minister of Education, has called on the private schools across all levels to exert more efforts in the move to promote UAE’s values and traditions in their respective communities. Al Qutami stressed the need to inculcate and educate the students about local traditions by integrating these values into the administrative procedures and celebratory events such as graduation ceremonies.

6/4/14

Ministry of Education honours the winners of the Emirates Award for Educational Excellence 2014.


[UAE, June 4, 2014] - H.E. Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Minister of Education, affirmed the ministry’s continuing role in the development of the local educational system, abiding by the request of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and the Supreme Council Members and rulers of the Emirates.

British Orchard Nursery the first pre-school to receive the Dubai Quality Awards.


Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 June 2014: British Orchard Nursery was one of Dubai’s top performers who were honoured on Monday 2nd June for their outstanding pursuit of excellence. H. H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai along with H. H Shekh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and H. H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, attended the 20th anniversary of the Business Excellence Awards hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and conferred the awards to the winners.

5/8/14

Participants from the Ministry of Education’s School Leadership Programme put theory into practice at workshop.

Dubai School Experiences Best Practice in Teacher Leadership

Dubai, UAE, 8 May 2014: Educators engaged in the UAE Ministry of Education’s school leadership programme have heard from teacher professional development experts at an event held at Jumeriah English Speaking School (JESS). The participants of the School Leadership Programme (SLP) came from across the Emirates to witness international best practice in teacher leadership. The event provided SLP learners with an excellent example of how a high-performing school operates on a day to day level.

4/29/14

Pearson-Intel White Paper on Digital Learning Holds Lessons for UAE.


  Report helps educators uncover the most effective ways to transform learning through technology

Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2014: A new report from two of the world’s most respected learning organisations outlines how personalised, one-to-one learning environments can transform the educational outcomes of students in the Arab world.

4/28/14

UAE Ministry of Education successfully holds preliminary round of girls swimming championship of 2nd School Olympics.


Ministry provides highly supportive environment for athletically gifted students

[UAE, April 27, 2014] - The UAE Ministry of Education successfully will host today (Monday 28 April 2014) the preliminary round of the girls swimming championship for the 2nd School Olympics. The event will be held at the RAK Educational Swimming Pool Hall, included the participation of 72 female students from the 9 to 12 year-old range; coming from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and East Sharjah. The girls swimming championship featured categories like the 25-meter freestyle competitions, 25 meters back and the 4 × 25-meter freestyle.