Etisalat goes on line to boost UAE education

Telecoms giant signs up to Ministry of Education pact to provide internet access to schools.

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By  Andy Sambidge Published  November 23, 2008

A deal has been struck between education chiefs in the UAE and telecoms giant Etisalat in an effort to help improve technology-related studies in local schools.

The Ministry of Education and Etisalat have signed a cooperation pact to provide UAE government schools with IP/MPLS internet connectivity and technical support services.

Dr Hanif Hassan, UAE minister of education, said: "Such facilities will definitely encourage our students to develop their skills and achieve the best educational practices and enable the UAE to be a regional educational hub."

Hassan said the agreement came as part of the ministry's initiatives to reform education, and apply educational best practices and strategies, news agency WAM reported.

Using modern technology in daily curriculums, Hassan added, would help teachers raise their efficiencies, broaden their creative thinking and encourage them to more learning and analytical thinking.

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