Emirati women occupy 40% of the education sector jobs

A number of experts and specialists in educational affairs stressed the need to redouble the efforts of the concerned authorities in preparing and qualifying teachers to keep pace with the needs of the future and to foresee the system of knowledge and technical skills that the teacher should master to meet the agenda of the next fifty, given the scientific, technical and applied developments that the world is witnessing that have changed In full, the traditional learning environment has moved the education system to the horizons of virtual creativity, pointing to the need to make comprehensive changes in the mechanisms of preparing teachers to enable them to positively interact with the changes taking place in the education system, especially in light of the technological acceleration to employ modern technologies and artificial intelligence solutions in the classroom environment. 

They noted that the reality of women's education in the UAE currently reflects a clear superiority of women over men in the interest in education and the pursuit of it, which has resulted in an increase in the number of Emirati women in public and higher education institutions compared to the number of male students, and today Emirati women occupy 40% of the total jobs in the sector education,

This came during a dialogue session organized by the General Secretariat of the Khalifa Award for Education at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, entitled “Thank you, my teacher.” Dear, where the teacher is respected and appreciated for their outstanding efforts in education, spreading the light of knowledge, consolidating the values ​​system and building student personality at all levels of study. And motivating teachers to be creative, innovative and pioneering, and launching programs, initiatives and projects that advance the education system locally, Arably and internationally. 

Engineer Hussain Al Hammadi stressed the importance of the role and mission of the Khalifa Educational Award since the beginning of its career in 2007, and motivating and encouraging it to workers in the field to excel and launch projects and initiatives that enhance the renaissance of education locally and in the Arab world, in addition to the award’s role in paying attention to the early childhood sector and launching it for the first time. Once in the world, the field of the Khalifa International Prize for Early Education, which aims to enrich the educational, educational and social environment for this vital category, and open the horizons of creativity and innovation in front of it. 

After that, the activities of the dialogue session started, where a member of the Executive Committee of the Khalifa Educational Award, Dr. Khaled Al-Abri, stressed the importance of this occasion, which celebrates the message of the teacher and his outstanding efforts in building nations and societies, stressing that the teacher will remain a beacon in the process of education and building generations, despite the technological development that witnessed by the world in general and the education sector in particular, the teacher remains the cornerstone in the process of advancing education. 

For her part, the Director of the Emirates College for Educational Development, Dr. Mai Al-Taie, said: We at the Emirates College for Educational Development have put in mind the 2071 Centennial Plan for the UAE, which was set by our wise leadership, so that our focus revolves around “education for the future.” Within this axis, we devoted our efforts to developing mechanisms and programs It aims to enhance the educational environment with an educational cadre based on the latest innovative strategies in the field of education in accordance with programs that focus on empowering the teacher and refining his skills and providing him with the latest innovative practices in how to deliver information to the student based on the latest global experiences and extracted from strategic partnerships with prestigious international institutions.

Al-Taie added: All this will contribute to creating a fertile educational environment equipped with educational staff with high-quality leadership and teaching skills, capable of exploring individual talents and enhancing them among our students, and reaching the educational outcomes that the state aspires to, and through all of this we aim to support our government's plan Al-Rasheeda, which has set education as one of its most important priorities, and strives to build an educational system that supports innovation and the formation of a knowledge economy that will benefit the educational process and set an example in the region and globally. 

For his part, Executive Director of the Higher Colleges of Technology in Al Ain, Dr. Shawki Kharbash, said during the session: The teacher has an active role in adapting technology to achieve educational goals and to enhance teaching and learning methods through technological and digital capabilities of smart learning platforms, smart programs and applications, and the manufacture and management of digital educational content that is presented in an environment Augmented Reality or Virtual Education.

 He added that enhancing the efficiency of digital education and learning requires the teacher to work continuously in developing his skills in the digital educational content industry and applying best practices in participatory interactive education with students to enable them to effectively integrate into the learning process, whether in the augmented or virtual environment of education. The important duties of the teacher Work to develop new innovative tools to monitor and evaluate students' performance and to ensure that educational goals are achieved during the student's experience in different stages.  

Aisha Al Yamahi, a consultant at Alef Education Company, spoke during the session about a topic related to the role of Emirati women and their contribution to the education process as a teacher, administrator, educational leader, and a mother who takes care of her children academically and puts them on the paths of excellence, saying: The daughter of the Emirates has set the most wonderful examples in working for the country. To become an essential partner in building the state and its renaissance, armed with unlimited support from the wise leadership that has worked on developing human capital as a decisive factor in enhancing the competitiveness of nations and a major component of the future economy.

Hence the concern that women obtain their right to education.

She added: The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, sought to pay attention to education in general and to women's education in particular, and was able to establish a culture of equality and empowerment in an early pioneering stage of his wise leadership.

He also encouraged, may God have mercy on him, women to enter all fields of work in line with their nature.

Thanks to her interest in education since the sixties of the last century and her continued pursuit of excellence in higher education, Emirati women were able to break into fields and sectors that were restricted to men, and made great achievements within a record period, and contributed to building the state, which is a model for the region. 

Al Yamahi said: The reality of women’s education in the UAE currently reflects a clear superiority of women over men in the interest in education and the pursuit of it, which has resulted in an increase in the number of Emirati women in public and higher education institutions compared to the number of male students, and today Emirati women occupy 40% of the total jobs in The education sector, which reflects the development of societal awareness with regard to women’s education and work, and the high rates of competencies of Emirati women in the fields of education and administration in all schools and universities of the country, and thanks to the wide educational opportunities available to them, Emirati women have shown great interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics In higher education, the figures clearly indicate that women focus on these disciplines, as two-thirds of all university graduates in the UAE are women, and 77% of them hold degrees in computer sciences, and 44% in engineering.Almost half of female university graduates today majored in information and communication technology. 

She explained that, according to published statistics, 95% of Emirati women who have a secondary school certificate enroll in higher education, compared to 80% of males. In private secondary education, 77% of Emirati women enroll in higher education after secondary education, and they constitute up to 70% of university graduates, as women constitute about 70% of university graduates in the country. 

Al Yamahi stressed: The education of women in the UAE is one of the most important achievements that the state has achieved since its establishment. Today, thanks to education, Emirati women stand as a key and effective partner in the strategy of preparing for the next fifty years, in continuation of their role in the past and present, as they are the strategic partner in the development process. Nationalism in all areas of education, work, production, family building and achieving social stability.

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