ITWorx signs agreement with UAE Ministry of Education to enhance e-Learning at schools

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, October 19 - 2010 @ 12:52

ITWorx will help boost e-learning at the Ministry’s K12 schools.

Commenting on the event, the Minister of Education, His Excellency Humaid Mohammad Al Qattami, said, “In line with directives from the UAE government and achievements made by the state with respect to information and communication technology, the Ministry of Education places a strong emphasis on e-learning. He stressed that the holistic approach adopted for the development of education focused heavily on learning using modern technologies in terms of tools, means and equipment.”

The Minister made his comment following the signing of the MoU on behalf of the Ministry with ITWorx President, Wael Amin. The ceremony was attended by Acting Director General of the Ministry, His Excellency Ali Mehad Al Suwaidi, and Acting Executive Director for Educational Affairs, Shaikha Al Shamsi, in addition to several officials from the Ministry. From ITWorx, the senior management attended, including General Manager of ITWorx in the UAE and Gulf, Ahmed Shaaban.

ITWorx President Wael Amin said, “We are proud of the opportunity to help the UAE Ministry of Education in achieving its e-learning vision. By virtue of this agreement we share our expertise and best practices around collaborative e-learning environments with the Ministry. We are confident that together we will be able to make a huge positive impact on the learning ecosystem in the UAE,” says Wael Amin, President of ITWorx.

The MoU is the latest in a series of important initiatives undertaken by the Ministry under the 2010-2020 development strategy, which aims to improve infrastructure at schools and provide them with the latest technologies that enable teachers to play an active role in the classroom by running workshops that are more advanced in terms of the use of modern pedagogical technologies. The strategy also aims to expose students to the latest methodologies that can advance their skills and make them better equipped for the future, while qualifying them to be at the forefront of educational advancement globally.

His Excellency Al Qattami underlined the Ministry’s keen interest in adopting an educational system that follows the highest global standards in terms of education and technology. He added that the MoU aimed to meet the needs of K12 schools, and the transformation of learning to a collaborative and interactive Internet-based process, through the Ministry’s cooperation with e-learning technology partners, such as ITWorx.

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