Published: 2018-12-22 15:24
Last Updated: 2018-12-22 17:22
The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) and the UAE Ministry of Education signed a memorandum of understanding on Saturday, December 22, 2018, to provide UAE with a selection of graduate Jordanian teachers and prepare and qualify the teachers, at the expense of the UAE Ministry of Education.
The agreement was signed by the Executive Director of the Academy, and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates.
The two sides agreed to identify the annual need of the UAE Ministry of Education of new teachers and agreed to provide the Ministry with a specific numbers of graduates of the QRTA who provides the first specialized diploma in the region.
The Academy aims to meet the challenges of the 21st century in the classroom and prepare future teachers to deal with the classroom as a source of creativity, leadership, intellectual curiosity and civic participation, beyond the nature of a classroom.
Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Education said that signing the memorandum with the Academy marks the beginning of a joint cooperation between the UAE and Jordan in the education sector to meet the UAE’s needs of qualified Jordanian teachers in various disciplines.
The Executive Secretary of the QRTA, said that the memorandum is based on the cooperation efforts between Jordan and the UAE and is institutionalized for a distinguished partnership with the UAE Ministry of Education in the field of preparing and qualifying teachers before service, locally and internationally.
It is worth mentioning that the vocational diploma for preparing and qualifying teachers before service, launched by the Academy in 2016 in partnership with the Ministry of Education and in collaboration with the University of Jordan, is the first professional diploma in this specialization at the local and regional levels to meet the challenges of the 21st century in the classroom. The diploma combines theoretical and hands on training for future teachers of grades 4 and above and the first three primary grades. Future teachers will be able to deal with classrooms, develop intellectual curiosity and civic engagement among young Jordanians and mark a historic turning point for education and educational policy in Jordan.
The Queen Rania Academy for Teacher Training is an independent, non-profit organization that adopts Her Majesty Queen Rania's vision to improve the quality of education in Jordan and the Arab region by empowering teachers with the necessary skills, appreciation of their role and support for excellence in the classroom.
The Academy was officially launched in June 2009 and works in partnership with the Ministry of Education to develop professional development programs for teachers and school leaders in response to the educational needs in Jordan in particular, and the Arab world in general, where it trained about 70 thousand teachers and teachers throughout the Kingdom.