Sharjah: Teachers across the UAE have voiced their unswerving support for all measures the country’s wise leadership led by the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is taking to protect security and stability of the country and its people.
The UAE Teachers’ Association (UAETA) expressed in a statement today loyalty of its members to the nation and its prudent leadership and affirmed its firm stand in defense of national issues, rejecting any interference by any foreign circles into UAE’s internal affairs.
”The UAE is an open, free country whose policy is primarily centred on the well-being and prosperity of its citizens and safeguarding its indigenous heritage,” the statement emphasised.
Saeed Al Ka’abi Chairman of the Sharjah-based UAETA Board, said :”We must rally behind the leadership and join hands to promote the concept of loyalty to the nation and to preserve achievements realised throughout four decades of the history of the Union …….. we need to challenge ideas that aim to destabilise the country and work together to immunise young generations against these disgraceful thoughts.” He said that President Khalifa had recently launched a series of generous initiatives out of his deep commitment to provide UAE citizens with decent life by answering their needs, boosting drive for nation-building and growth towards sustainable development, thus strengthening the foundation of the Union.
He indicated that Sheikh Khalifa had recently allocated AED two billion for implementing massive infrastructure projects in developing regions of the country, covering all sectors from roads, schools, houses, and hospitals to water and electricity stations.
He added that the recent launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Smart Learning, a key plank of the UAE Vision 2021 for sustainable development and improving knowledge-based and technology learning outcomes, had presented a living example of the leadership’s proper care for education and its support for the vital sector to cope with latest global transformations so as to be able to overdo learning systems in many other countries.
National education initiatives, he went on to say, aim to serve interest of both the learner and his teacher by introducing advanced learning methods.
Meanwhile, Sharifa Musa, Secretary General of UAETA, affirmed the leadership deserves every support and appreciation for its consistent efforts to upgrade the education sector.
Enumerating generous initiatives launched by UAE leaders for betterment of the education community, Musa said President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa had ordered a pay rise to employees of the Ministry of Education to the tune of AED 1.1 billion.
On the same plane, she added, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered provision of financial allocations for new jobs and promotion of 7,782 teaching, administrative and technical staff.