Our objectives: an attractive student-centered learning, Dr. Al Qubaisi
Abu Dhabi Education Council’s (ADEC’s) Director General, H.E. Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, recently visited newly built schools that will help accommodate up to 2,330 students by the start of the new academic school year.
The move is part of ADEC’s plan to help keep up with the increasing student population rate, particularly across newly built residential areas such as in the Al Falah Area.
“Increasing a schools capacity to 2,330 new students is no doubt a great move for all of us and is part of ADEC’s commitment to provide educational opportunities for all our children across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi,” said Dr. Al Qubaisi during her visit on Saturday August 16th 2014 to various newly built schools located in different areas across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
The new schools include two Kindergarten buildings, namely “Al Thuraia” in the Al Bahia area and “Al Naïfa” in the Al Falah area, which can accommodate up to 360 school children, in addition to the “Al Salam” First Term Boys and Girls, which is considered one of the largest new schools in the Al-Falah area with a capacity to accommodate up to 1250 students. The fourth school is the “Al musk” kindergarten at “Al Foah” in Al Ain with a capacity to accommodate up to 360 kids.
Dr Al Qubaisi explained that ADEC’s policies and plans are centered on a student-focused system with emphasis on learning and searching for knowledge in a secured environment. “Such system includes provision of research laboratories, debate halls, libraries and other facilities to encourage innovation and creative thinking among students, taking into account all aspects of social, psychological and safety measures for students while motivating them to discover the joy of innovation,” added the Director General.
A number of Executive Managers across ADEC have formed a committee chaired by Dr. Al Qubaisi, in order to ensure continuous progress across schools. As an example and as part of the “Future Schools Programme” launched in 2010, ADEC has adopted several environmental initiatives including air quality, reduction of harmful emissions, controlling water consumption, provision of energy; all initiatives that are still in progress today. “We cannot teach students the importance of maintaining a healthy environment do not take part in it ourselves,” said Dr Qubaisi.