Abu Dhabi’s decision to streamline the operation of schools is in line with its Vision 2030.
This programme addresses the opening of new schools; merger of smaller institutions with bigger ones; transfer of school locations to new sites; admission of female students in boys’ schools and abandonment of school buildings that fail to meet health and safety requirements.
The goal is to ensure that students receive quality education, in line with global standards. This means better facilities and quality staff. The performance of the institutions will be monitored to ensure that they don’t lag behind in their deliverables.
The educational sector will adopt more flexibility with regard to studying and embracing changes in the future. Reviewing quality is not always a pleasant task.
Tough decisions need to be taken to address areas that are not functioning up to expectations. Restructuring will be on the cards but ultimately for the long-term benefit of all stakeholders.