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.