Abu Dhabi Education Council

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The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) was established in accordance with law No. 24 of 2005 by the forward-thinking leadership of Abu Dhabi who identified education as the heart of a robust, dynamic, competent and progressive society. As the Emirate of Abu Dhabi embarks on an ambitious journey to take its place in the world as a leading knowledge economy, the establishment of a strong educational framework is instrumental to meeting the development goals of the emirate.  

The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.

ADEC was given the mandate to elevate the quality of education in Abu Dhabi to the highest international standards to ensure that all residents have access to high-quality education provision. Consequently, ADEC oversees, regulates and drives development initiatives in all education sectors, including both public and private P-12 education, and higher education. Given the varying requirements and challenges for each sector, ADEC has developed individual research-based strategic plans tailored to meet the specific development objectives of each sector. All of these plans are guided by the Abu Dhabi Education Policy Agenda with the ultimate goal of transforming Abu Dhabi into a diversified, innovation-based, knowledge-producing society.

Role of the Abu Dhabi Education Council

The Council will:

  1. Develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It will provide technical assistance in this regard.
  2. Coordinate with the Ministry of Education in planning education strategies within the framework of the UAE’s general education policy.
  3. Conduct studies and make suggestions to develop education and vocational training and enhance the capabilities of educational institutions and their employees to advance with the general progress of the country.
  4. Provide technical and material assistance to educational institutions.
  5. Support relations between educational institutions and the private sector.
  6. Raise the standard of education and vocational training for graduates, providing them with training and exposing them to wider employment opportunities.
  7. Provide assistance, counseling and technical services to educational institutions and coordinate among these institutions to enable them to implement the education plans of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  8. Participate in establishing an educational database for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  9. Encourage the private sector to provide quality education services according to existing laws.

For further information, please refer to Abu Dhabi Education Council.

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