UAE’s Minister of Education, Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi affirmed that UAE has been a forerunner in adopting an effective smart education model that has successfully catered to the needs of around 1.2 million students without significant difficulties.
He was speaking at a webinar focussed on addressing the future of education, especially in the post-COVID-19 world. The webinar, organized by UNESCO, witnessed the participation of 500 members from various parts of the world. The need for developing proactive solutions to ensure the continuity of education by overcoming future challenges was debated.
“Providing an effective learning system in the post-COVID-19 era is contingent on our ability to address the challenges that surfaced over the past period. In the meantime, we have to build on the gains we have made at various levels in order to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all without favoring a segment at the expense of others.”
Minister attributed this achievement to majorly four factors;
- Advanced technological infrastructure
- Effective policies and regulations;
- More flexible and enriched curriculums and
- Effective training and rehabilitation
“The educational outputs should be measured according to a set of fundamentals, namely establishing a holistic monitoring and evaluation system supported by considerable investments and effective partnerships through continual exchanges of expertise and knowledge transfer”, he concluded.