Ministry of Education Announces List of Top Students and Results for 12th Grade Examinations

Al Qatami: The ministry is working hard to make the school environment more conducive to learning
2014 exam results yield 89.4 per cent for the scientific section and 67.8 per cent for the literary section
UAE, July 1, 2014 – The Ministry of Education announced the examination results for the 12th Grade this Academic Year 2013/2014, which was taken by more than 37,000 students. The passing rate in the literary and scientific sections was 67.8 per cent and 89.4 per cent, respectively.  The results also listed the top 33 male and female students. Emirati student Mariam Ali Ashour Murad ranked first in the literary section, obtaining a grade of 99.92 per cent, while Ahmed Abdul Razzaq Metwally Chahine from Egypt, on the other hand, was the overall first placer with a grade of 99.85 per cent.

The results were announced during a press conference held yesterday in Dubai by H.E. Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Minister of Education. Also present in the event were H.E. Marwan Al Sawalih, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education; Ali Mehad Al Suwaidi, Assistant Undersecretary for Special Education; H.E. Amal Al Qous, Assistant Undersecretary for Sector Activities and School Environment; H.E. Khawla Al Mualla, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Policies, Ministry of Education; H.E. Fawzia Hassan Gharib, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Operations; and a number of managers and directors of different departments.
In addition to the press conference, H.E. Al Qatami, for the first time, also made the announcement on the United Arab Emirates (YouTube) channel. He congratulated the students and their parents and teachers as well as their schools for their accomplishments.
He also extended the ministry’s gratitude and appreciation to H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses members of the Supreme Council of the Union. He said the ministry is grateful to the UAE leadership for supporting the sector and for making education as one of their top development agenda.  He said their support has a positive impact on the education sector.
Per the exam results, 21 top students came from the public schools, while 10 top 12th graders were from private schools. A total of 20 students from public schools made it to the list of top performing students in the scientific section, while 11 of public students were top performers in the literary section. 19 of the top performers were females, while 12 were males. The number of successful public schools increased by 91.4 per cent as compared to 88.1 per cent in the private schools. The passing rate in the adult education and home education was 53.6 per cent and 27.8 per cent, respectively.

H.E. Humaid Al Qatami visits Dubai Schools to Inspect on Examination Procedures and Facilities

UAE Minister of Education stresses on importance of preparing for the future of today’s students by instilling more awareness on excellence and creativity
UAE, June 16, 2014 – H.E. Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of the UAE Ministry of Education stressed on the importance of instilling today’s students with more awareness on the importance of excellence and creativity – key foundations in preparing them for their future – during his recent visit to various schools in Dubai to inspect examination procedures and facilities allotted for students. Minister Al Qatami pointed out the significance of implementing thorough examination procedures along with the development of efficient examination papers, which has greatly helped in the ministry’s objective of identifying learning levels of each student and the skills that they have acquired. The administered examinations are used as key index points in evaluating the education process and interaction of each student from a classroom level.

 H.E. Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of the UAE Ministry of Education  – visiting school.

Minister Al Qatami lauded the ministry’s various departments, educational zones and the administrative officials of schools for their efforts in providing students with rooms that are conducive to executing the examinations for students. Moreover, he urged the students to continue with the drive to achieve success and practice a culture of excellence—adhering to the set curriculum and training programs offered by the MoE. He also reminded students to use only accredited and recognized literary materials in studying, particularly in preparation for their examinations.

H.E. Humaid Al Qatami visits Dubai school

Minister Al Qatami was accompanied by Mouna Ahmed, Deputy Manager of the Dubai Educational Zone during his visit to schools in the emirate, which included the Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein School for Girls, the Al Maaref High School for Boys and the Sukaina Bint Hussein School for Girls. The minister was given a briefing on exam procedures and how the three schools will be administering the examinations. The Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein School for Girls will also serve as an examination venue for students of Al Alam Al Jadeed School, while Al Maaref High School for Boys will serve as the examination venue for students from Al Ahlia School and Al Thuraya School.

On hand to meet Minister Al Qatami during the inspection were, school principals Salama Bu Shibab, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein School for Girls; Mohammed Al Mass, Al Maaref High School for Boys and Sharifa Azzam, Sukaina Bint Hussein School for Girls. The MoE minister noticed that the students taking the examinations this year looked more determined and performed comfortably when moving from one question to another. 
A total of 37,000 high school students took their Physics and History examinations for the third trimester on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Looking to inspire the students before the actual examinations, Minister Al Qatami talked about the future, including the scientific disciplines required for sustainable development and the importance of success and excellence. He further encouraged them to use their talents and capabilities and to work hard to achieve a better future for them and for their country as they contribute in its growth and prosperity.

UAE Minister of Education Calls on Private Schools to Exert more Effort in Promoting Local Values and Traditions

UAE, June 8, 2014 – H.E. Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Minister of Education, has called on the private schools across all levels to exert more efforts in the move to promote UAE’s values and traditions in their respective communities. Al Qutami stressed the need to inculcate and educate the students about local traditions by integrating these values into the administrative procedures and celebratory events such as graduation ceremonies.

H.E. Al Qatami added that the Ministry of Education recognizes the private education sector as the government’s strategic partner in this endeavor. At the same time, he underscored the need for the entire education sector, including schools, to comply with all learning assets, concepts and principles that promote UAE’s development, heritage, and rich culture. He said the existing systems and processes must not compromise the values that should be taught to the youth.
Further, he said the ministry, through its designated and specialized management, will closely monitor any deviation from the country’s traditions and violations of the rules and regulations governing the school communities. He said the ministry will not tolerate any violation and it will apply the law and implementing regulations as necessary. Meanwhile, the ministry also extended their congratulations to this year’s batch of graduating students.