Dubai: The Emirates Schools Establishment has unveiled “Ajyal Schools”, a new model for government schools, considered as a ground-breaking step in supporting the education ecosystem.
Ms. Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and Chairwomen of the Emirates Schools Establishment stated about the Initiative.
AJYAL SCHOOLS MODEL
The new model adopts a far more advanced learning outcomes that combine the national curricula with the international curricula.
The national curricula will include the Arabic language, Islamic education, moral education and social studies, under the direct supervision of the Emirates Schools Establishment. Meanwhile, the international curricula will be responsible for subjects such as mathematics, science and others.
The new model will affect all students from Grades I to IV, in 10 different schools, under the supervision of the Emirates Schools Establishment. Within 3 years, the establishment is expected to apply this model to 28 different schools. The model will be providing additional classes to follow the current students.
The Ministry of Education will continue to offer and supervise the Arabic language, Islamic education, moral education and social studies curricula for the 3rd and 4th grades without any change. These subjects will be taught by Emirati teachers to boost the national identity and societal values.
“The Ajyal Schools system aligns with the Emirates Schools Establishment efforts to develop distinct and advanced education models, serve the development and modernization plans pursued by the establishment to improve the quality of its educational outputs. The positive outputs of the new project will reflect on the educational system in the country, by enhancing its quality, the efficiency of teachers, and the skills and capabilities of students, under the framework of a futuristic educational vision, based on various educational models that suit each region and emirate in the UAE,” Chairwomen of the Emirates Schools Establishment observed.
Ms. Al Amiri further added that, “The application of this advanced educational model comes in line with the UAE’s directives to enhance the quality of education, sustain the development process to enrich the students’ experience in the public education sector and enhance the quality of their education and skill acquisitions in line with the UAE’s aspirations.”
The UAE Minister pointed out that the establishment would fully supervise the Ajyal Schools by following up on implementing the new model. Ms. Al Amiri added that Taaleem, Aldar Education and Bloom Education will be managing Ajyal Schools, as operators and providers of educational services in the private sector.
The Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology revealed that partnership contracts would be signed with parents within the new schools to build greater cooperation between families and schools in evaluating the educational level of students.
“The government will support students enrolled in ‘Ajyal Schools’ by bearing students’ fees and all operating expenses,” Ms. Al Amiri concluded.