Abu Dhabi: Aya al-Deeb
"The biggest challenge facing the education system is changing the needs of a sustainable labor market," Mohammed Khalifa Al Nuaimi, Director of the Office of Education at the Crown Prince Abu Dhabi Office. "Various educational institutions strive to keep up with the development of the labor market and respond to their needs. Students are based on having different skills and not on the basis of obtaining certain university degrees.
"We are trying to link education with economics," Al-Naimi told Gulf Times on the sidelines of his participation in the Education for Future conference organized by the publisher of the Harvard Business Review Group and a strategic partnership with the Al Fahim Group in Abu Dhabi yesterday. While listening to investors and the needs and skills they need and then designing educational programs to meet these needs, emphasize that investment and research in areas that are currently students in space and robots, will benefit the community in various fields.
He stressed that achieving the goals of future education needs to combine the roles of various parties such as the efforts of educational institutions that must prioritize competitive projects that stimulate students to do more, and the role of families to support students, in addition to the role of the students themselves.
He spoke at the opening of the conference on the adoption of an ethics education curriculum in the implementation of His Holiness's direction Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, stressing that it included a number of pillars: personality and ethics. individuals and communities to develop individual personality traits so that they can deal with the various social attitudes that pass through it, and the third is civic education, which focuses on knowledge about the life of the UAE, and the fourth is cultural education, which is aimed at highlighting general human culture in UAE.
Mansour Al-Awar, President Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al-Smart University, said there was no smart government without smart schools and academic institutions designed to achieve a sophisticated intelligent education system.
"The biggest challenge facing education in the region is how universities contribute to building the national economy of Arab countries," Awar told Gulf News. He stressed that the university's mission is not to compete for global rankings, but how much they contribute to supporting the national economy and gross output. For a comprehensive change from the higher education system and university.
He pointed out that the education sector can contribute to supporting the economic field, focusing on artificial intelligence.
The conference was attended by a number of speakers, including Lance Dimassi, President of the American University in Dubai, Dr. Najla Al Naqbi, Director of the Innovation and e-Learning Program in the Ministry of Education and Knowledge, Professor Abdullah Abu Nimah, President of the Abu Dhabi Management School; David Sheehan, in the BWC Middle East education and skills consulting sector, and other leaders, experts and specialists.
Conference participants discussed the challenges facing the education sector in the region and how to overcome them.