UAE has come up with an initiative to enable students with education through 'TECHNOLOGY'. An MoU has been signed by the directors of GOOGLE and UAE, to make it a smart choice.
The managing director of Google MENA, Mohammad Mourad, signs the agreement with Saleh Al Abdouli, chief executive officer of Etisalat UAE. UAE Minister of Education, Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qatami; Ahmad Abdul Karim Julfar, Group Chief Executive Officer at Etisalat; and Eisa Al Suwaidi, chairman of Etisalat were also present at the moment.
The agreement was signed in order to enable students through online education in the UAE. According to the source, Duroosi tutorial videos are a major initiative by Ayaadi Etisalat in a bid to revolutionise the smart education sector in the UAE. Currently, 600 tutorial videos for all subjects have been developed by Etisalat, under the ministry's supervision.
Mohammad Mourad, managing director of Google Mena, told media that, "The curriculum endorsed by the Ministry of Education will be posted on the YouTube. Right now, is only for 11th and 12th grade students. Students can log in to a dedicated Duroosi channel to access the tutorial videos for extra lessons offered by expert teachers handpicked by the Ministry of Education."
Speaking to the media Amal Al Koos, director of Ayaadi Etisalat told, "This is the first initiative in the world, monitored by the Ministry of Education. The main purpose is to supervise the tutorial videos. Technology is integrated with education in a bid to enable students to improve their skills."
"We are experimenting with grade 11 and 12 with the launch. We will look at other grades once we get feedback from the students. We are targeting one million viewers in the first year," she said.
Saleh Al Abdouli, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat UAE said, "Harnessing the latest technology for education is an innovative approach towards knowledge building in the UAE. Duroosi will revolutionise conventional education tools by providing instant and convenient options of learning. Students with access to technology nowadays want information at their fingertips."
Mohammad Mourad said, "The content is ready and they are in the process of making it live very soon. It is totally free. The internet is allowing students to online which access was not available before. Students can interact with teachers by posing questions or comments on the videos."
"It is supplementary to strengthen the education, and it is not a substitute.... Our objective is to bring high quality education using technology," Mourad said.