UAE president and vice president swear in three new education ministers

“Our interest in improving the quality of education stems from our belief in the importance of this vital sector in shaping the future, as the main source of development that provides qualified national skills in the service of the nation,” said said Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid stressed the need for continuous development to meet the future needs of the nation. He said, “We are keen to develop the work of government to meet the demands of development and are committed to supporting our major national goals.”

“Today I attended with my brother, the President of the United Arab Emirates, the swearing-in ceremony of the three newly appointed Ministers in the framework of the recent restructuring of the education sector,” tweeted the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.

The President and Vice-President instructed the Ministers to act on the ground, to implement the best international learning models, to intensify efforts and to work for the solid consolidation of the identity and the national cultures.

“We have asked Ministers to undertake work on the ground, apply the best global models of learning and work to promote national identity and culture. The future of our nation starts with our schools and that is a big responsibility,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid added.

The new ministers are Ahmed Al Falasi, Minister of Education, Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Future Technologies, and Sara Musallam, Minister of State for Early Childhood Education.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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