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Two GEMS Education school principals were honoured by their inclusion in the ‘100 Outstanding Education Leaders in GCC’ list as part of the Middle East Education Leadership Awards 2016 organised by the Asian Confederation of Businesses.

The awards are presented to individuals who have set an example of being role models within the education sector and in building their institution through exemplary leadership and innovation.

Srivalsan Murugan, Principal & CEO of GEMS Our Own English High School, Boys’ Branch, Sharjah and Kingston Gilbert, Principal & CEO of The Westminster School, Jebel Ali received the Award for Excellence in Leadership, recognising their sterling efforts in aligning their respective schools with the mandate set in the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda to have the best education system in the world.

Sir Christopher Stone, Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education, said: “We go to great lengths to ensure our educators are some of the best in the world, and awards like this are a testament to our school leaders.  Congratulations to both Kingston and Srivalsan.”

GEMS Education is known for its efforts to highlight the importance of every child having a great teacher. We actively encourage young people to join the teaching profession by giving them real leadership opportunities in our schools.