Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) organized a workshop to explore opinions of private school principals on important provisions of the new Private School Regulations recently developed by the council for regulating and improving the performance of private schools in Abu Dhabi.
Yousif Al Sheryani, ADEC’s Executive Director of Private Schools and Quality Assurance (PSQA), said that the private school sector is a main source for graduating qualified students capable of meeting the job market needs, which ultimately helps achieve the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. “The new regulations aim to reorganize the private school sector based on best practices and establish an effective partnership between ADEC and private schools in order to elevate the quality of educational and learning outcomes to the international levels”, he added.
“Abu Dhabi has world-class schools and other schools that need to adopt a philosophy of continuous improvement. ADEC seeks to enhance the role played by private schools in line with its 10-year Strategic Plan aiming at developing the educational system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In general, private schools accommodate a bigger number of students compared to public schools in the Emirate,” he remarked.
“The regulations constitute a roadmap for schools to follow in order to provide quality education. ADEC is keen to obtain feedback from schools and deal with any obstacles or difficulties that may face them while implementing the new regulations. This will allow ADEC to provide schools with necessary technical assistance to ensure that regulations are successfully implemented” he pointed out.