UAE: Abu Dhabi Education Articles & Analysis

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With English as the language of instruction at many of Abu Dhabi’s higher education programmes, English proficiency can sometimes hinder students seeking post-secondary school education. While remedial courses are available to help high school graduates improve their language skills before entering university or other tertiary-level institutions,...

How are the government and ADEC going about improving teaching techniques and quality assurance within the education sector of Abu Dhabi?

While hydrocarbons continue to make up the lion’s share of the emirate’s GDP, oil revenues are supporting long-term efforts to diversify the economy. Oil and gas accounts for about 52% of real GDP, down on previous years, followed by construction, manufacturing and real estate. High-quality transport infrastructure, meanwhile, is boosting trade activity and free zones in Abu Dhabi.

Chapter | Education from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2013

While the emirate currently maintains one of the more respected educational systems in the region, the sector continues to develop and possesses tremendous potential for sustainable and long-term growth. Recent efforts have focused on upgrading the present academic system by reducing gaps between vocational education and industry and between secondary and tertiary education. Several organisations...
The emirate’s education system is in the midst of a major overhaul, one aimed at making the school system more responsive to the needs of students in a changing community. The new system will reflect evolving social, economic and cultural trends, with English coming to share the platform with Arabic as the language of learning.
With an eye on developing an Emirati labour force that can meet the requirements of local employers, the Executive Council (EC) of Abu Dhabi recently announced two new programmes that will boost the provision of education and professional training to UAE nationals. The government’s plans include the expansion of a scholarship fund for university students, as well as the establishment of additional vocational schools at the secondary level.