In efforts to raise the overall quality of education across public schools, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has organized an “After School Support Program” for students for the 2015/2016 academic school year.
The program targets Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 (Grades 8 to 12) school students who are in need of significant improvement, as well as Grades 11 and 12 high achieving students.
Top performing teachers across public schools with an evaluation score higher than 91 have been selected to teach students at the program.
Interested students in the meantime are encouraged to register through ADEC’s website via the “Maloumati” online tool, which contains all related information. Registration for students has been opened from September 27th to October 8th 2015.
Mr. Mohamed Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of ADEC’s School Operations Division explained that the council is doing all it can to elevate the level of education in par with international standards, and in line with ADEC’s mission to graduate a competent well equipped task force of youth.
“ADEC has confidence in its students, which is why we are offering extra mentoring to those who require further assistance from some of the most qualified teachers in our schools. On the other hand, the council realizes that many other students are of high caliber and require advanced teaching skills and special mentoring attention. For that reason, we have created the After School Program, which happens to coincide with our eagerness to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills among all pupils,” stressed Mr. Al Dhaheri.
Speaking about the operational aspect of the program, Mr. Al Dhaheri explained that 130 schools are taking part in the program across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
“ADEC has designated a total number of 48 fully equipped after school support centers that are managed and operated by school staff and overseen, monitored, evaluated and regulated by ADEC. There will be approximately eight to 12 students per class at the center in order to create a safe, secure and engaging learning environment for our students.”
In order to prevent any transportation inconvenience, ADEC has delegated bus transportation for all the school students taking part in the After School Program.
ADEC’s School Operations Division has already organized meetings with all the school principals across the 130 schools, where details regarding the program were highlighted and discussed. School Principals from Al Ain met with ADEC on Wednesday 30th September 2015, whilst School Principals from Abu Dhabi and the Western Region gathered with ADEC to learn more about the program on Thursday October 1st 2015.