About Emirates Schools Establishment:
Emirates Schools Establishment is an independent federal entity responsible of enhancing the efficiency of the UAE’s public education sector, within the framework of the government’s general policy. The establishment will also develop strategies and plans for learning, teaching, and student wellbeing, in addition to operating, managing, and establishing schools and kindergartens across the UAE.
The establishment’s role will be integrated with various federal and government authorities concerned with educational affairs, based on effective cooperation forms that ensure the achievement of the wise leadership’s aspirations and the country’s direction related to education.
What is the relationship between Emirates Schools Establishment and Ministry of Education? And what is the difference between both entities?
The establishment and the ministry will work together to achieve a complete separation of duties between the regulatory supervisory work (the ministry) and the operational process (the establishment).
What are the tasks/duties of Emirates Schools Establishment?
The establishment will take on enhancing the efficiency of the UAE’s public education sector, within the framework of the government’s general policy. The establishment will also develop strategies and plans for learning, teaching, and student wellbeing, in addition to operating, managing, and establishing schools and kindergartens. It will also provide training to teahcers and school leaders, improving the educational outcomes of our students and providing them with an educational environment based on motivation, innovation, knowledge and skills.
What are the tasks/duties of Ministry of Education?
The ministry will focus on organizational tasks, formulation of policies and legislations, as well as issuing professional and institutional licenses, curriculum development, quality assurance, and school inspections.
What is the reason behind the separation process between both entities?
The decision comes in line with the country’s future plans that are based on the quality of the educational output and the importance of having the best knowledge and skills to maintain the country’s distinctiveness in various fields, in addition to the urging need of reaching out to the educational field effectively, to ensure closing some gaps and addressing some issues, achieving the educational system’s expectations.
Who are the decision makers at the establishment?
Her Excellency Jameela Bint Salem Al Muhairi is the Chairperson of the Board of the Emirates Schools Establishment and Her Excellency Dr. Rabaa Al Sumaiti is the Director General of the Emirates Schools Establishment, appointed by the UAE Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Who are the establishment’s Board Members?
The UAE Cabinet approved the formation of the Board of Directors of Emirates Schools Establishment under the chairwomanship of Her Excellency Jameela Bint Salim Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education. The Board includes His Excellency Mohamed Khalif Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, His Excellency Khalfan Juma Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg, Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, Her Excellency Najla Ahmed Al Midfa, General Manager of Sharjah Entrepreneurship (Sheraa), Her Excellency Salma Khalifa Al Darmaki, Assistant Undersecretary for Knowledge and Cultural Policies at the Ministry of Culture & Youth, Dr. Abdullatif Mohammad Al Shamsi, Director of the Higher Colleges of Technology Complex, His Excellency Nasser Ismail, Assistant Undersecretary of Social Welfare at the Ministry of Community Development, His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Nazari, Director General of the Federal Youth Authority, and His Excellency Ahmed Mahmoud Mohammed Fikri, Director General of Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi.
Where is the establishment’s headquarters located? Any other offices located across the country?
The establishment’s headquarters is located in Al Qusais (previously The Ministry of Education’s headquarters). Other locations across the country are Teacher Training Institute – Ajman, Khalifa A Building – Abu Dhabi, Educational zone Building – Al Ain, Educational zone Building – Eastern Sharjah, and Educational zone Building – Ras Al Khaimah.