The utmost importance of education

  • 28 February 2016

Under the high patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai- may God protect him- the 9th edition of the Global Education Forum will be launched next Tuesday. The three-day event is held by the Ministry of Education in cooperation with Fair and Exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Center under the theme “innovation in education is the path to creativity and knowledge-sharing”.

The event mirrors the particular importance given by the UAE to education as a driver of comprehensive development. The theme of this year’s edition reflects the central status of the issue of education in the UAE. The Forum is also part of steady efforts to keep up with the latest developments in the field of education. Hence, innovation in education is conducive to creativity that opens new horizons towards establishing new models in curricula with the goal of developing the skills of students and their analytical and understanding abilities. At the same time, the event is meant to develop teaching methods in line with inculcating innovative ideas.

The Forum will host eminent speakers such as Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, Anna Paolini, UNESCO representative to Gulf countries, Dr. Mansoor Al-Awar President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, Abdullah Lootah, Secretary General of Emirates Competitiveness Counci.

The event will feature 200 sessions and 20 workshops and will showcase the innovations of 31 students. Some 500 companies are also expected to exhibit their products and education solutions in the event.

It is a fact that education has always been at the heart of the concerns of the wise leadership since the founding of the UAE in 1971. The aim has been to provide the means for citizens to develop their skills and acquire knowledge to fare with current challenges. Therefore, special attention has been attached to education, given its role as a driver of development. Advanced nations has achieved their progress thanks to a modern education that produced skilled human resources.

This wise approach towards education enabled the UAE to make headway in a comparatively short period. Thus, the UAE has become one of the best countries in terms of providing an education that helps students and teachers develop their creativity. This progress has been made possible thanks to thorough plans and initiatives.

There is no doubt that this remarkable development of education in the UAE has had positive returns on sustainable development in the country. This has been witnessed in the development achievements of the country in different walks of life. On the backdrop of these efforts, the UAE is occupying advanced positions in world rankings on development.