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More Recognition for Educators

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Eight new categories for the 2019 edition of the ‘Founding Leader Award’ were announced by the Ministry of Education in March. The aim is to enrich the educational movement in the UAE and streamline the role of all entities concerned with the education system.

The decision allows for celebrating people of high qualifications and innovative ideas, and enabling them to cover all the elements of the educational field so that their unique values and practices are made an example to follow.

The new categories encompass all components of the education system, from early childhood through to higher education, and include the best team implementing National Agenda indicators, distinguished nursery, best parents’ council, best tolerance initiative, best university administrative officer, best university professor in national universities, best scholarship holding student, and outstanding research. These will be added to the existing categories: distinguished sector, outstanding management/education council, distinguished school, and special honour.

The award is open to all public schools, and only students from private schools implementing Ministry of Education curriculum across K-12 are eligible to apply.