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The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has announced the recruitment of 302 Emirati teachers in public schools across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The new batch of teachers are university graduates specialised in education and other related disciplines.

ADEC pointed out that the percentage of Emirati teachers at public schools has reached 52 percent out of the total number of teachers working in the Emirate.

The Council held an orientation session for the newly recruited teachers to familiarise them on the assessment process, requirements and on the overall curriculum and the educational process.

“With the support and care of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, education in the country is taking strides in the right direction,” said Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi, ADEC’s Director General.

His Excellency added: “Believing that investment in education and knowledge is an investment for shaping the future and helping future generations face the current challenges and proceeding with the nation’s development and prosperity, our wise leadership is keen to support Emirati teachers in all aspects so that they are able to perform their mission.”

ADEC’s keenness to increase the number of Emirati staff in the education sector comes in line with its Emiratisation process, and efforts to continue to elevate the overall quality of education to achieve the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of ADEC. It also comes as part of the Council’s strategy to hire highly skilled personnel in the education sector.

 “We truly appreciate the role of all those who are entrusted with education and the building of generations as they shoulder the burdens of education. That’s why ADEC exerts utmost efforts to provide them with all the elements of stability,” said Dr. Al Nuaimi.

He labeled the newly appointed teachers as a new generation of professionally qualified pioneer  who play a key role in educating future generations according to global standards.

“We are looking to boost the loyalty of our future generations who will lead the progress in their country with honor and pride. We count on you to achieve a great leap in education as you are key players in the overall development, and with your efforts, I am sure better learning outcomes will be achieved,” said Dr. Al Nuaimi.

He stressed that the existence of Emirati personnel in the schools consolidates culture, religion, language and belonging and constitutes the lifeline of the education process, as it provides national role models who preserve the identity, customs and traditions.

ADEC’s Executive Director of School Operations H.E. Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, for his part, stressed on ADEC’s keenness to select the most efficient teachers to carry out the teaching process and properly qualifying the newly appointed teachers to help in managing education in the Emirate in accordance with highest international standards.

He noted that ADEC’s strategies, plans and projects give top priority to the interests and welfare of teachers. He stressed that the ADEC is always keen on supporting teachers and harnessing all possibilities to meet their needs.

Mr. Al Dhaheri stressed the importance of strengthening integration, cooperation and dialogue between the newly appointed teachers and the education leaders. 

“I chose the profession of education because it is a noble profession that contributes to building generations capable of preserving the country’s achievements and pioneering status. My mission will be to help students chose a better future,” said Mr. Salem Hussain Al Yafie, an Arabic teacher.

Mr. Yusuf Mohammed Al-Junibi, a geology teacher, said he preferred to join the education sector rather than working as a geologist despite the fact that the latter has more financial advantages. Bearing in mind the saying of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces ‘Education First’ – “I seek being a builder of the community’s structure.”

The Arabic teacher Ms. Nouf Abdullah Al Naqbi said that she dreamt of being a teacher since she was a child.