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UAE’s education ministry launches ‘50×50 Initiative’

UAE’s education ministry launches ‘50×50 Initiative’

Close to 50,000 students representing all academic stages from over 1,200 public and private schools will participate in 1,000 virtual interactive workshops

The UAE’s Ministry of Education (MoE), announced the launch of its “50×50 Initiative”.

The initiative was launched in line with the ‘Designing the Next 50’ project that aims to unify minds and visions to achieve innovation and establish partnerships.

The design project will be overseen by the 50-year Development Plan Committee, chaired by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to shape the UAE’s next 50 years.

Meanwhile, MoE’s initiative involves students in designing the components of the country’s comprehensive development plan for the next fifty years, official news agency WAM reported.

The initiative focusses on involving students in the plan, by exploring their views, aspirations, ideas and development suggestions on vital topics.

Close to 50,000 students representing all academic stages from over 1,200 public and private schools will participate in 1,000 virtual interactive workshops, with 50 students taking part in each workshop.

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, minister of State for Government Development and The Future, and Secretary-General of the Committee stated that the government is keen to enhance the awareness of the students in terms of the significance of designing the country’s future, through creating an environment that supports ideas and initiatives.

Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, stressed that the initiative will enable the students to interact with the nation’s issues, overcome related challenges and participate in the development process.

Also read: GCC’s education sector: Paving the way ahead

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