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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

300 new Emirati teachers to start at public schools in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Education Council reveals new recruits, a day after announcing another batch of 900 teachers starting work in the coming academic year

Dr Ali Al Nuaimi, Adec’s director general, labelled the newly appointed teachers as a new generation of professionally qualified pioneers who will play a key role in educating future generations. Delores Johnson / The National
Dr Ali Al Nuaimi, Adec’s director general, labelled the newly appointed teachers as a new generation of professionally qualified pioneers who will play a key role in educating future generations. Delores Johnson / The National

More than 300 new Emirati teachers are to bolster public school education in Abu Dhabi.

The new batch of 302 university graduates will take up their teaching posts under ongoing plans to increase the number of Emirati staff in the education sector.

Recruitment plans are in line with the nation’s Emiratisation process, and will see the total number of local teachers working at Abu Dhabi Education Council schools swell to 52 per cent.

News of an additional 302 teachers comes a day after Adec announced the recruitment of close to 900 new teachers to work in the capital.

An orientation session has been held for the new recruits ahead of the academic year, to familiarise them on the assessment process, requirements, overall curriculum and educational processes.

“Investment in education and knowledge is an investment for shaping the future and helping future generations face the current challenges,” said Dr Ali Al Nuaimi, Adec’s director general.

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“Through proceeding with the nation’s development and prosperity, our wise leadership is keen to support Emirati teachers in all aspects so that they are able to perform their mission.”

Dr Al Nuaimi labelled the newly appointed teachers as a new generation of professionally qualified pioneers who will play a key role in educating future generations.

“Our leaders are keen to invest in teachers and provide them with the tools and skills needed to succeed in performing their duties,” he said.

“Adec's teachers should excel in teaching, be creative and innovative, enhance education and promote values of loyalty and citizenship among students.

“We count on them to achieve a great leap in education as they are key players in the overall development. With their efforts, I am sure better learning outcomes will be achieved.”

Adec has prioritised strengthening integration, cooperation and dialogue between the newly appointed teachers and their education leaders.

One of those new recruits, Arabic teacher Salem Hussain Al Yafie, is looking forward to his new role in helping shape the next generation.

“My mission will be to help students chose a better future,” he said. “I chose the profession of education because it is a noble profession that contributes to building generations capable of preserving the country's achievements and pioneering status.”

Another new recruit, a geology teacher, Yusuf Mohammed Al Junibi, said he preferred to join the education sector rather than working as a geologist, even though it’s a pay cut, as he wanted to help build his community.