UAE education sector reforms: Find out what’s changed
The UAE announced a major restructuring of the education system with the appointment of new ministers and the establishment of new institutions to support the development of the sector.
The reforms under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan were announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Who are the new ministers? What are their responsibilities?
Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi has been appointed as the Minister of Education. He will review all legislations and policies related to the education system.
Sarah Al Amiri has been appointed as the Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and the Chairwomen of the Emirates Schools Establishment. She will develop a comprehensive plan to upgrade public schools.
Sara Musallam has been appointed as the Minister of State for Early Education. She will supervise the newly established Federal Authority for Early Education and be responsible for developing comprehensive plans to follow up the child development from birth to the fourth grade.
How will the new structure work?
The new structure in the education sector will cover the Education and Human Resources Council, Federal Authority for Quality of Education, Ministry of Education, Federal Authority for Early Childhood Education, Emirates Schools Establishment, in addition to the local educational authorities in each emirate, which will operate according to one system and specific competencies.