The UAE Ministry of Education created an innovative route to greener schools

UAE Ministry of Education

In preparation for hosting COP28, the UAE Ministry of Education has announced a groundbreaking plan to make schools and students climate-ready in the country. This plan is a model that can be used worldwide.

Entering an organization with the UN offices UNICEF and UNESCO, the service expects to execute a one of a kind cross-and co-educational plan system in all schools, foster a far reaching preparing plan covering all directors and something like one educator for each school, lay out a very first Training Structure in COP’s set of experiences among others. During a press conference, the ministry presented a plan for the extensive “greening” reforms that focused on four aspects: communities, capacities, schools, and learning

Co-curriculum of UAE Schools

Dr. Amna Al-Dahak Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for the Care and Building Capacity Sector, told reporters that the ministry will make green accreditation available to 50% of all UAE schools and campuses, with 35% of schools expected to be registered by the end of this year.

Schools and universities will be given a seven-point plan from the ministry to help them become more environmentally friendly, reduce their impact on the environment, and encourage sustainable practices among students and the community as a whole. Last year, more than 200 eco-schools received green accreditation.

Dr. Amna mentioned that the ministry is working this year to create a framework and guidebooks for sustainability-focused co-curricular activities at various levels of the country’s educational institutions, aligned with the cross-curriculum framework.

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