UAE Government Schools Ready for New Academic Year 2023-2024, Minister Confirms 100% Readiness
The UAE government schools are all set to welcome students for the upcoming academic year 2023-2024, with the Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, Sarah Bint Yousef Al Amiri, confirming their 100% readiness. In a press conference held at the Emirates Towers, the Minister emphasized the concerted efforts and continuous work of the Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) in ensuring the delivery of the highest educational standards and a conducive learning environment.
To prepare for the new academic year, the ESE teams have developed a clear roadmap and action plan well in advance, addressing all aspects of school readiness. The measures taken by the ESE include the engagement of 23,000 educators in a Specialized Training Week aimed at enhancing readiness, refining skills, and bolstering competence. This training week focused on updating pedagogical practices and incorporating the latest technological advancements to improve the overall quality of education.
The readiness measures also encompass the enrollment of over 290,000 students and the readiness of 23,492 educational staff to join the public schools. The ESE has opened 14 new schools across different Emirates, reflecting the growing demand for public educational services. In addition, 10 million copies of school books have been printed and distributed to public schools, ensuring that students have the necessary resources for their studies.
Transportation is a vital aspect of school readiness, and the ESE has provided 4,800 school buses, including 78 new fully equipped buses, to ensure safe and reliable transportation for students. Furthermore, 18 schools following the Ajyal Schools model have been established to accommodate 13,000 students, with eight new additions for the academic year 2023-2024.
Embracing technology, the ESE has distributed 3,600 tablets to students and more than 2,000 interactive display devices as learning aids. This integration of technology aims to enhance student development and improve the overall quality of education. Additionally, around 600,000 school uniforms have been distributed through various retailers, ensuring that students are equipped with the necessary uniforms for the new academic year.
The Minister, Sarah Bint Yousef Al Amiri, highlighted the competitive nature of the UAE’s public education sector and praised the UAE leadership for prioritizing education as its top investment. She also mentioned that government schools, including the Ajyal Schools model, will witness over 20,000 students transferring from the private to the public education sector this year, affirming the trust placed in the government schools.
The press conference showcased the efforts of the ESE in its mission to provide quality education and develop the national education system in line with the UAE leadership’s vision. The readiness of government schools for the new academic year was confirmed at 100%, assuring parents and students of a successful start to their educational journey.
In conclusion, the UAE government schools are fully prepared to embrace the new academic year 2023-2024. With a focus on educational excellence, technological integration, and infrastructure development, the Emirates Schools Establishment has ensured that students have the best possible learning environment. The ESE’s comprehensive plans and initiatives reflect the commitment to meet the increasing demand for public education and provide a solid foundation for students’ academic growth.