Government

The UAE Ministry of Education’s Department of Academic Calendar and Exams has announced the implementation of the latest electronic systems in conducting exams starting June 14, 2015. All examination committees for Grade 3 to 11 were provided with answers sheets for exams electronically. The Ministry is using the system for first time after successfully consolidating the short examinations for the second semester of the current educational session. Moreover, it has secured all procedures to implement the same system for the 12th grade exams which will begin early next week in accordance with its directives to utilize modern IT technologies.

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H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, headed the first meeting of the Emirates Green Development Council which was formed in accordance with Ministerial Resolution No. (319) for the year 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai. The meeting was held in line with the UAE’s accelerated efforts to apply the ‘green economy’ approach through a green national development strategy. It also reflects the Emirates’ commitment to mobilizing national efforts to search for innovative solutions to sustainable development in line with UAE Vision 2021.

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H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, has asserted that current consumption patterns are major challenges to the move towards sustainable development in the region and beyond. The minister noted that present consumption rates are exceeding the Earth’s regeneration capacity and undermine the global community’s efforts to achieve sustainable growth.

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The Ministry of Education (MoE) has introduced an email service catering to 129,000 students throughout its schools. This unprecedented move allows students to utilize technology for a safer means of communication. The dynamic interactive platform also enhances the students' relationship with the academic faculty. Although the students are still currently in the process of registering to the service, on its first day the ministry has already activated more than 10,000 student emails.

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The Ministry of Environment and Water has revealed the implementation of a new awareness, inspection and auditing campaign covering all agricultural-based establishments in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK). The new initiative, which is being ran in collaboration with RAK Municipality, the local Environmental Agency and the emirate’s Department of Economic Development (RAK DED), ran for two days and focused on the inspection and audit of more than 20 agri-based establishments—including businesses involved in the trading of pesticides, fertilizers, improvers, seeds & seedlings and small nursery shops.

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