Revamped education system needed to prepare students for future
The UAE needs a revamped education system that looks into the future with a focus on critical thinking, technology and engineering.
That’s according to His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council, who spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
His Highness emphasised that, despite ranking first in the Arab world for education, the UAE’s leaders are determined to narrow the gap with advanced countries.
Sheikh Abdullah highlighted the need to develop science and technical degrees, adding that popular degrees such as business management “won’t create a knowledge-based economy”.
He also stressed that pupils in the Emirates need to realise that they’re not just competing with each other, but with students all over the world.