Dubai, UAE – 6 OCTOBER 2016 – His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education for the United Arab Emirates today announced a new world-class curriculum to enhance the UAE’s education system. The seven-year agreement has been signed with McGraw-Hill, a learning science company, for all K-12 math and science instructional materials in e-book and print formats.
The content for each curricular program was selected based on the most advanced and progressive material developed for U.S. standards and is aligned with the UAE National Standard Framework. All materials were created in Arabic and delivered in August for the 2016/2017 academic year.
"The new instructional materials provided by McGraw-Hill will help us create the UAE of tomorrow," said His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education for the UAE. "Our economic growth depends on investing in education to build a knowledge-based society, and we have made massive strides for the children, women and men of the UAE. These new instructional materials are one more step on our journey of providing world-class education for our citizens and residents."
"It is the leadership’s vision to provide students in the UAE with 21st century skills – education is a fundamental element for the development of a nation and the best investment in our youth. The new instructional materials clearly align school curricula with the country’s vision of building a ¬robust knowledge and innovation economy."
"Productivity and competitiveness will come to rival the best in the world, as we provide students with the skill set to bridge the gap in industries such as the sciences, medical and aerospace. The Ministry of Education’s agreement with McGraw-Hill builds upon the decades of experience the company has in the region and reflects its commitment to advancing education and improving outcomes on a global scale."
"The UAE is an emerging global education hub, and we are very pleased to be working with the Ministry of Education on this important project," said David Levin, president and chief executive officer of McGraw-Hill.
"Given its focus on quality and innovation, the UAE is an important market for us and, with this agreement, we plan to expand our presence in Dubai where we have had an office since 2009," said Mark Dorman, president of McGraw-Hill International & Professional. "We look forward to delivering an outstanding program that will be impactful to educational outcomes in the UAE, in the GCC and the wider world."
McGraw-Hill provides outcome-focused learning solutions, delivering both curated content and digital learning tools and platforms to students in the classrooms of approximately 250,000 higher education instructors, 13,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school districts and a wide variety of academic institutions, professionals and companies. It distributes its products in over 135 countries across Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and North America and in nearly 60 languages. McGraw-Hill has nearly 4,800 employees based in more than 35 offices in 28 countries.