Microsoft Gulf is continuing to make headway in its ambitions to establish the UAE as a major knowledge-based economy with the signing of a new agreement with the ministry of education.
The company has finalised the new Partners in Learning agreement in a move which will bring the very latest technology into primary and secondary education throughout the emirates.
In news that may be welcomed by families who are considering buying property in Dubai, pupils will be given access to tools and equipment that will help to dramatically improve IT literacy during the formative stages of their intellectual development.
"This agreement is part of a mutual vision between the Ministry and Microsoft to enhance the region's education infrastructure and falls in line with the initiatives that the Ministry is already working on," said minister of education Dr Haneef Hassan Ali.
Microsoft Gulf has also signed an agreement with Emirates to bring its trademark Surface PC technology to Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.