Education tops Mohammed bin Zayed’s priorities

The education sector has met the priorities of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, State President, as His Highness has always emphasized the need to develop students’ abilities and skills, in line with the requirements and challenges of the Twenty . first century, enabling them to build their present and the future of their country while being proud of the values ​​of their community, homeland and identity. Authentic.

His Highness emphasized on several occasions that “our student children are our treasure, our balance and our investment for the future,” and pointed out that “education comes first … and this is the solid basis for launch in the post-oil phase. “

The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research has published a book entitled “Mohammed bin Zayed and Education” which confirms that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s interest in education had large branches that extended to the school of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding leader and visionary. The wise woman who laid the foundations of the UAE and its revival in various fields.

The book pointed out that the most prominent foundations of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed’s vision for the educational renaissance, which foresaw the future, was to raise the status of education, as a major driver contributing to the development of the country.

The book indicated that His Highness’ interest in education is not limited to the development of general visions, ideas and perceptions, but extends to field follow-up on the ground, to implement these visions and ideas and to provide the educational field with everything which it needs in order to fulfill its mission, and continuous communication with educational institutions, teachers and students.

His Highness’s vision on the promotion of education includes attention to the scientific and ethical aspects, from His Highness’s conviction that educational institutions are entrusted to others to deepen moral values ​​among young people and youth, and is capable of this task and that ethics is an essential element of the comprehensive and sustainable development system adopted by the United Arab Emirates.

His Highness has on several occasions asked to enable the family and parents of students to interact and contribute to the support of educational endeavors, as all partners are in charge of building national minds and advancing future generations prepare.

Among the statements of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in this regard, that “the UAE’s commitment in the coming years will be to invest in education; because it is the solid basis for launch in the post-oil phase.

His Highness also said: “The teaching profession is associated with a high status and exceptional position in our souls, and its importance, position and power are derived from its noble mission, which is taken from educational values, lofty principles, science and knowledge. is a methodology that frames it and makes the teacher an essential partner in the development of thoughts, the refinement of morals and the building and development of societies.

His Highness also emphasized that “the school’s educational role at this stage is growing more than any previous stage, and we are confident that teachers are fulfilling the responsibility placed on them, and they are fully aware of the crucial role of education. in promoting the groundbreaking Emirati development renaissance. “

His Highness’s words reveal a vision that lays the foundation for a modern, global education that keeps pace with the UAE’s ambitions, anticipates the future for generations, and inspires the UAE’s youth to build a strong state that is armed with science and knowledge.

His Highness’s initiatives and precepts in the education sector confirmed the excellent position he enjoys at His Highness, as it is the cornerstone on which state-building is based, as His Highness believed that education is the gateway to a safe passage to the future.

He believes in his role in building the human being, promoting the values ​​of belonging and loyalty, confronting dark ideas and supporting major national projects.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has launched an initiative that supports the educational process with the subject “Moral Education” in the curricula and curricula, and it includes five main elements, which are ethics, self and community development, culture and heritage, civic education, and rights and responsibilities.

His Highness said that the UAE is distinguished by its cultural identity and authentic moral values ​​based on the heritage of values ​​arising from the teachings of the true religion and the traditions of fathers and grandfathers who uphold the values ​​of tolerance, respect, cooperation, love of goodness, belonging, giving, sacrifice and unlimited giving to the fatherland.

His Highness added via Twitter that “virtuous values ​​are a solid foundation in nation building, their revival, the progress of people and their development,” and stressed the importance of the growing role of educational institutions in the preparation and education of young people. people and building their active and ambitious personality, in addition to the family’s crucial role by promoting high values, virtues and ideals in the hearts of the children.

In 2005, by the decision of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Institute of Applied Technology was established, and the decision brought about a fundamental change since the Abu Dhabi Institute of Vocational Education and Training was established in 2007, and provided has the opportunity for education for all the boys and girls of the country.

His Highness’s initiatives in the field of vocational and technical education emphasized the need to improve them and support innovation. This was demonstrated by the increase in the number of students of the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Training at the state level, and the children of the center today are the best in academic terms.

According to His Highness’s orders, the UAE attracted international universities, as a branch of Sorbonne University – Abu Dhabi and New York University – Abu Dhabi was opened, with the aim of opening horizons and areas for development to learners, and the need to develop human resources through advanced and purposeful education.

His Highness was also eager to increase the number of students enrolled for postgraduate programs at the Petroleum Institute, Khalifa University and Masdar Institute.

Khalifa University has launched the Mohammed bin Zayed International Robotics Competition, under the auspices of His Highness, which is a prestigious global award, with a total prize of five million dollars, and testifies to ambitious global participation.

In terms of scholarships, the “Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Scholarship for Higher Education” program was launched in May 2011 to fund scholarships for Zayed University graduates to obtain master’s and doctoral degrees.

The program offers master’s 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 rankings of international universities accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United States, be reckoned. Arab Emirates.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan directed the launch of the Mohammed bin Zayed Award for Best Golf Teacher, in appreciation and gratitude for the crucial role of the teacher in raising generations. and Austria, bringing the total number of targeted countries to 13. .

The award paved the way for foreign and non-Arabic-speaking teachers in private and international schools to apply and register in English, in addition to creating qualitative development plans in a step to convey the award’s educational message to the world. .

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