The UAE will celebrate the annual World Teachers’ Day on 5th October, in recognition of the role of teachers in encouraging innovation.
Emirati teachers have received significant attention and appreciation from the community due to their efforts to prepare an aware and educated generation.
Over the first 50 years of the UAE’s history, the number of public school teachers rose from 5,530 in 1975 to 108,020 in 2020, an increase of 1,853 percent.
The UAE has constantly launched motivational initiatives highlighting the role of teachers and advanced teaching methods locally and globally.
Mohamed bin Zayed Award for Best Teacher
Since its launch in 2017, under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Mohamed bin Zayed Award for Best Teacher has highlighted the work of talented and distinguished teachers in their schools and regions.
For its fourth edition, the award will be open to foreign and non-Arab speaking teachers working in private and international schools. Its registration process will also be in English and open to teachers from other countries, including Syria, Morocco, Iraq, Tunisia, Switzerland, Finland and Austria.
Khalifa Award for Education
The Khalifa Award for Education aims to support educational establishments and encourage innovation and promote the culture of innovation and excellence among Emirati citizens. The award is not limited to the UAE but includes the rest of the Arab region.
The award’s requirements vary according to its categories, which include general education, the education of people of determination, higher education, academic research, educational authorship for children, innovative educational projects and programmes, legal personality in education, and education and community service.
Teacher Ambassador Programme
The Teacher Ambassador Programme launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre has supported distinguished teachers specialising in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, enabling them to represent their schools in the initiatives of the Emirates Mars Mission.
News Source: Emirates News Agency