Ras Al Khaimah Advances Education System MoU with Ministry of Education

Ras Al Khaimah Advances Education System: MoU with Ministry of Education

Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Knowledge partners with the Ministry of Education to elevate private education by 2024, aligning with Vision 2030 for global standards.

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Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In a significant move to elevate the private education sector in Ras Al Khaimah, the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Knowledge (RAK DOK) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education (MoE).

The agreement will gradually delegate regulatory powers to the RAK DOK until the end of 2024, aligning with the emirate’s Vision 2030 and national aspirations to advance the educational system to meet global standards.

Key Figures and Details

The MoU was signed by Her Excellency Dr. Rabaa Al Sumaiti, Undersecretary for the Performance Improvement Sector at the MoE, and His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Al Naqbi, RAK DOK Board Member.

This collaboration marks a strategic effort to enhance educational services and quality in Ras Al Khaimah.

PositionName
MoE UndersecretaryHer Excellency Dr. Rabaa Al Sumaiti
RAK DOK Board MemberHis Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Al Naqbi

Strategic Goals and Vision

Her Excellency Dr. Rabaa Al Sumaiti emphasized the pivotal role of RAK DOK in developing the educational system in Ras Al Khaimah.

The Ministry’s commitment is to support the department in enhancing private education, aligning with student aspirations, and attracting top-tier international educational institutions.

“This MoU marks the first step of our strategic collaboration with the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Knowledge,” said Her Excellency Dr. Rabaa Al Sumaiti. “We look forward to strengthening our cooperation to enhance every facet of the education system in the country.”

His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Al Naqbi expressed excitement about the partnership, stating:

“Ras Al Khaimah Department of Knowledge is thrilled to embark on this journey with our partners at the Ministry of Education. By joining forces, we have a unique opportunity to elevate educational standards globally.”

RAK DOK’s Role and Responsibilities

RAK DOK will oversee various directorates, including Licensing and Compliance, Operations and Engagement, Quality and Assessment, and Strategy and policy for the private education sector.

This comprehensive approach ensures the development of a robust educational system.

DirectorateResponsibilities
Licensing and ComplianceRegulating private education
Operations and EngagementEnhancing educational services
Quality and AssessmentEnsuring international standards
Strategy & PolicyLong-term educational strategies

Ras Al Khaimah: A Growing Educational Hub

With a diverse population and a progressive educational landscape, Ras Al Khaimah hosts 107 schools offering various curricula to meet the needs of its residents.

The emirate was added to UNESCO’s Global Network of Learning Cities in 2022, further cementing its commitment to education.

Educational Institutions in Ras Al Khaimah

TypeNumber
Public Schools52
Private Schools55
Total Schools107

About Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the UAE, is renowned for its diverse landscapes, historical sites, and strategic location.

It boasts a population of 0.4 million and offers a favorable business environment with a diverse economy and a competitive cost of living.

Key Attractions and Features

  • Jebel Jais: Highest mountain in the UAE, featuring the world’s longest zip line.
  • UNESCO Sites: Four shortlisted World Heritage Sites.
  • Strategic Location: Centrally located with one-third of the world’s population within four hours of flying time.
FeatureDescription
Beaches64km of pristine beaches
Historical SitesRich history dating back 7,000 years
Economic RatingRated in the ‘A’ range by Fitch and Standard & Poor’s for 15 years

With year-round sunshine and a multicultural society, Ras Al Khaimah is an ideal location for business, lifestyle, and exploration.

This collaboration between RAK DOK and the Ministry of Education represents a significant step towards achieving excellence in the private education sector of Ras Al Khaimah, fostering an environment of innovation, quality, and global competitiveness.

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