ADEC Explores Cooperation with the University Of Wolverhampton

17/02/2010

Abu Dhabi: H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Director General of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) today received a delegation from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom to explore partnership opportunities related to teacher development and training in the emirate of Abu Dhabi,. Heading the delegation was Professor Caroline Gipps, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton.
The delegation briefed H.E. Dr. Al Khaili about the University of Wolverhampton’s education program and its renowned advanced curriculum in professional development, school designs, special needs, and inclusion studies. All these areas are areas that ADEC has made a priority as part of its 10 Year Strategic Plan which is transforming Abu Dhabi’s current education system to a system of education excellence.
“ADEC is working towards becoming a world class education system and we are always looking at international examples and for educational opportunities to better our own educational renaissance,” said H.E. Dr. Al Khaili.
“We are delighted to have met with such a prestigious institution as the University of Wolverhampton and hope to continue our professional dialogue with it as part of our commitment to ongoing improvement,” H.E Dr Al Khaili added.
ADEC’s 10 Year Strategic Plan focuses heavily on improving student development through implementing a set of initiatives such as strengthening bilingual skills, improved student assessments, greater emphasis on innovation and skill building and a stronger math and science curriculum to ensure students in Abu Dhabi are well-educated and have the necessary skills needed to support a knowledge-based economy.
ADEC has partnered with many local and international institutes to help drive their changes for a better educational future in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADEC will continue to develop partnerships with top class institutions to lay down the foundation of Abu Dhabi’s vision for a system of education excellence.