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.