New national HE strategy to boost standards and quality

The Ministry of Education announced last week the launch of the National Higher Education Strategy aimed at bolstering the United Arab Emirates’ higher education standards and quality, reports Gulf News.

The launch of the strategy in Dubai represents the ministry’s ongoing efforts in implementing education systems with an integrated framework, following the recent launch of the Emirati School Model. The strategy will be based on four key components: quality, relevance, innovation and efficiency, with the programme being rolled out gradually.

Commenting on the new strategy, Hussain Ebrahim Al Hammadi, minister of education, said: “The fundamental changes to the education system represent the ministry’s alignment with the country’s future vision and plans, and are overseen by the nation’s wise leadership. The educational developments target the building of Emirati students’ talents in both higher and general education, and will be exercised in a comprehensive and effective approach. [The strategy] will deliver a modern, global educational model to Emirati students, who form the focal point of national investments and the country’s biggest assets.”
Full report on the Gulf News site