The winners of the 28th Sharjah Educational Excellence Award will receive more than AED 1.3 million in prizes. The Sharjah Education Council’s annual award recognises outstanding contributions to the educational system.
Applicants must be members of the educational community, including teachers, students, parents, institutions, and support personnel.
On the award’s website, https://award-shj.ae/, applicants must provide official and supporting documentation to justify their submission. Applications will be examined by a panel of experts before the results are released in January 2023.
Dr Saeed Al Kaabi, Chairman of Sharjah Education Council, announced the award’s full digital transformation as part of its new strategy during a ceremony held in Sharjah, explaining: “We launch a new strategy in order to continue achieving remarkable results in the process of developing the educational system, which is a priority for the Emirate of Sharjah.”
The award will go paperless this year, from application submission to evaluation, to enable more people to participate and share their experiences.
Six winners in the category of distinguished institutions, such as nurseries, schools, and establishments that support education, will receive a total of AED 335,000 in prizes
Alia Al Hosani, Director of the award, said that more categories have been introduced this year to involve all members of the educational field: “A significant category that has been added this year is Al Jawharah, which will be granted to a distinguished personality for their individual achievements and initiatives that have left a valuable educational impact. For this category, personalities can apply or be nominated by their institutions and the prize for one winner will be AED 100,000.”
Six winners in the category of distinguished institutions, such as nurseries, schools, and establishments that support education, will receive a total of AED 335,000 in prizes. A further AED 170,000 will be presented to eight winners in the distinguished work teams category, including teachers, educational leaders, students, supporting staff and parents.
Twenty outstanding pupils from second to twelfth grades will be awarded AED 20,000 each
Twenty outstanding pupils from second to twelfth grades will be awarded AED 20,000 each, while AED 130,000 will be given to four outperforming teachers. Another AED 210,000 is dedicated to exceptional educational leaders, supporting staff members, and parents.
Ms Al Hosani, who said a cartoon has been created to support the goals of the award and will be available soon on several local channels, including Sharjah TV, concluded: “The Heroes of Excellence cartoon is new to the award and will be highlighting the importance of developing and refining capabilities and skills of all members of the educational community.”