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Sharjah Ruler inaugurates Sharjah Education Academy building

SHARJAH, 15th December, 2021 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today inaugurated the Sharjah Education Academy building in the University City of Sharjah.

Upon his arrival at the venue, Dr. Sheikh Sultan unveiled the memorial plaque for the academy building. He wished the graduates of the academy success and thanked all those who contributed to establishing this great educational edifice.

After the national anthem recitation, he watched a presentation on the academy’s vision and mission and its contribution to achieving a qualitative leap in education by training teachers according to the latest international systems and enhancing students’ education by graduating a generation of male and female teachers, in line with the objectives of the Emirate of Sharjah in terms of community development.

In her speech, Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), expressed her thanks and appreciation to the Ruler of Sharjah for his unstinted support and interest in this project that provides training and empowers teachers in line with the highest quality standards.

Dr. Sheikh Sultan and the attendees watched a presentation by the students of the International School of Creative Science. It embodied the students’ appreciation of teachers, their role in society, and the respect and reverence students have for them.

Marianne Nissilä, Ambassador of Finland to the UAE conveyed in her speech the Finnish government’s greetings to the Ruler of Sharjah. She praised the emirate's interest in education and the partnership with the University of Helsinki. She explained that it would lead to a fundamental role in preparing and training teachers through all the tools necessary to develop their skills, thus enhancing the school’s quality of education. It would reflect positively on students and their education and achieve the sustainable and distinguished education to which Sharjah aspires, the Ambassador added.

The Finnish Ambassador referred to the importance of cooperation in areas of education, stressing that the emirate has a long-term commitment to strengthening services provided to families, children and youth, in addition to its quest to provide the best in the field of education and its development, which will bear fruit in the near future.

In a visual message, Dr. Sari Lindblom, Rector of the University of Helsinki, expressed her thanks and appreciation to the Ruler of Sharjah for the emirate's confidence and for choosing the university to cooperate in the fields of education and teacher preparation.

Dr. Jeanine Romano, Executive Director of the Sharjah Education Academy, explained that the academy is working to achieve its goals through a three-pronged approach involving professional development, academic education, and research. The academy contributed in 2020 to training 100,000 participants from 11 countries through electronic channels during the circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, she noted.

After the opening ceremony, the Ruler of Sharjah witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Sharjah Education Academy and the University of Helsinki. Dr. Al Hashimi and Dr. Hanna Snellman, Vice Rector of the University of Helsinki, signed the agreement. The agreement aims to strengthen scientific and academic relations between the two sides and empower educators and the educational field with the best innovative practices.

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Sharjah Ruler approves Islamic design for Al Dhaid University

SHARJAH, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, approved, on Monday, an Islamic design for Al Dhaid University, which will be built in addition to the existing building, and includes a mosque, a theatre and a group of various educational facilities.

This was announced by Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director-General of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, through the “Direct Line” programme broadcast by the authority, displaying pictures showing the start of the Sharjah Department of Public Works working on the completion of the project on the ground, to enable the university to receive its students in the fall of 2024.

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DFWAC receives delegation from Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

DUBAI, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) has received a high-level delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM).

The delegation’s visit aimed to learn about the foundation’s services offered to women and children, who fell victim to domestic violence.

The delegation was received by Sheikha Saeed Al Mansouri, Acting Director-General of the Foundation.

It included Joana Lima, President of the PAM Women Parliamentary Forum, accompanied by Maryam Majid bin Thaniya, Member of the Federal National Council and Vice President of the PAM Women Parliamentary Forum; Fatima Zahraa Abdi, Second Vice President of PAM Women Parliamentary Forum; and Celine Cervi, Parliamentary Secretary.

The visiting delegation was briefed on the services offered by the Foundation, including information on its campaigns, initiatives, and educational programmes.

They were also informed about the rehabilitation plans for victims. Additionally, the delegation was given a tour of the Foundation's facilities.

Al Mansouri praised the visit of the delegation, highlighting that it is part of a series of visits to the foundation aimed at reviewing its experience and services, exchanging information and expertise, and sharing successful experiences and programmes.

"Since its establishment in 2007, the Foundation has gained a reputation as one of the leading organisations in the field of combating domestic violence, protecting children and addressing human trafficking crimes,” she added.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean is an international organisation founded in 2005 by the national parliaments of the countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The main objective of PAM is to forge political, economic and social cooperation among the Member States in order to find common solutions to the challenges facing the Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf region, and to create a space for peace and prosperity for its peoples.

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Mohammed Al Sharqi chairs meeting of board of trustees of University of Science and Technology of Fujairah

FUJAIRAH, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, highlighted the key role of higher education establishments in supporting the national educational sector, noting the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, to improve the quality of the education system.

He made this statement while chairing the regular meeting of the board of trustees of the University of Science and Technology of Fujairah.

The meeting’s participants discussed the university’s strategies and academic programmes for the 2022-2023 year, as well as its planned academic initiatives.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad lauded the efforts of the university’s board and teaching staff to support students and enhance their skills.

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