Posted by Neil King
An educational workshop held by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has recommended that plans be developed to empower teachers, improve their social status and encourage more male Emiratis to join the teaching profession.
Participants of the workshop, which was held in the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel in Abu Dhabi, included senior members of ADEC as well as educators and stakeholders who emphasised the urgent need to motivate teachers by providing better financial rewards, among other incentives.
Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, director general of ADEC, claimed that the role of teachers is crucial to the further development of Abu Dhabi.
He stated his commitment to ensure that teachers enjoy stable careers and incentives to improve their performance in order to provide students with world-class education that matches the best international practices and standards.
Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority recently confirmed that the emirate is on track to exceed its 2010 target of 1.65 million hotel guests - a ten per cent rise on last year.