UAE becomes a member of the WRO Advisory Council

WAM Kuala Lumpur, Nov 09th, 2012 (WAM)–The International World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Advisory Council has selected the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) as a permanent member ahead of the (WRO) competitions in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

The UAE will be represented in the WRO Advisory Council by Dr. Najla Naqbi, Programme Manager, Office of Planning and Strategic Affairs at ADEC and Kerry Bailey, special adviser of the school operations at ADEC.

This selection comes after the success of the ADEC in spreading the culture of Robotics at the local and Arab levels through the organisation of the local robot competitions annually, in addition to the development of the Arab robot competitions, which was hosted in Abu Dhabi in May 2011, and the organisation of WRO 2011.

The WRO Advisory Council includes Japan, China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Denmark. The UAE was selected to represent the Arab countries.

Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Director General of the ADEC said this achievement would not have been achieved without the support of the UAE leadership to the educational initiatives.

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