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Dubai: The Ministry of Education has signed a new seven-year agreement with McGraw-Hill Education to provide a new world-class curriculum that will enhance the UAE s education system, it was announced.
Hussain Ebrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, on Thursday announced the agreement with the learning science company for all K-12 maths and science instructional materials in e-book and print formats.
The content for each curricular programme was selected based on the most advanced and progressive material developed for US standards and is aligned with the UAE National Standard Framework, the ministry said.
All materials were created in Arabic and delivered in August for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The new instructional materials provided by McGraw-Hill Education will help us create the UAE of tomorrow, said Al Hammadi. Our economic growth depends on investing in education to build a knowledge-based society, and we have made massive strides for the children, women and men of the UAE. These new instructional materials are one more step on our journey of providing world-class education for our citizens and residents.
He added that It is the leadership s vision to provide students in the UAE with 21st century skills. Education is a fundamental element for the development of a nation and the best investment in our youth. The new instructional materials clearly align school curricula with the country s vision of building a robust knowledge and innovation economy.
Al Hammadi said productivity and competitiveness will come to rival the best in the world, as they provide students with the skill set to bridge the gap in industries such as the sciences, medicine and aerospace.
The Ministry of Education s agreement with McGraw-Hill Education builds upon the decades of experience the company has in the region and reflects its commitment to advancing education and improving outcomes on a global scale, he continued.
David Levin, president and chief executive officer of McGraw-Hill Education, said the UAE is an emerging global education hub.
Given its focus on quality and innovation, the UAE is an important market for us and, with this agreement, we plan to expand our presence in Dubai where we have had an office since 2009, said Mark Dorman, president of McGraw-Hill Education International Professional. We look forward to delivering an outstanding programme that will be impactful to educational outcomes in the UAE, in the GCC and the wider world.
McGraw-Hill Education provides outcome-focused learning solutions, delivering both curated content and digital learning tools and platforms to students in the classrooms of approximately 250,000 higher education instructors, 13,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school districts and a wide variety of academic institutions, professionals and companies.
It distributes its products in over 135 countries across Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and North America and in nearly 60 languages.
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