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UAE announces major structural changes to education

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The UAE has announced a major restructuring of its education system, with the country’s Vice-President appointing three new ministers on Sunday. Multiple authorities have been set up or restructured to support the development of the education sector.

  1. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi is Minister of Education. He will review all legislations and policies related to the education system in the country.
  2. Sarah Al Amiri is Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and the Chairperson of the Emirates Schools Establishment. She will develop a comprehensive plan to upgrade public schools in the country.
  3. Sara Musallam is Minister of State for Early Education. She will supervise the newly established Federal Authority for Early Education.

The new structure in the education sector includes the Education and Human Resources Council, Federal Authority for Quality of Education, Ministry of Education, Federal Authority for Early Childhood Education, Emirates Schools Establishment and the local educational authorities in each emirate.

Under the new structure, the establishment will also be specialised in developing student care programmes, activities and events in public schools, supervising their implementation, and proposing innovative and new models for operating public schools to raise their efficiency.

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