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UAE allocates $408mn to build Emirati schools

Another $27 million was allocated to nurture student projects and support career development

The UAE has announced that they have allocated $408 million for the construction of ‘new generation’ Emirati schools and launched a plan to transform the Higher Colleges of Technology in Fujairah into economic zones.

The announcement was made by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai while also saying that the new schools will include design and robotics labs as well as artificial intelligence facilities. The schools will also be equipped with healthcare and environmental labs along with sport facilities, he added.

Another $27 million was approved to nurture student projects and support the career development of 65,000 students in the hospitality, retail, oil and gas, and logistics sectors, launched by His Highness.

“Our aim is to introduce a range of new ideas in the next 50 years and foster the development of the new generation, which will accelerate our sustainable economic growth,” said the Ruler of Dubai. “The new generation needs to adopt different approaches and tools for the future.”

He added: “When people have doubts due to economic volatility, we accelerate development, and when they are afraid of the future, we further raise our commitment to build it. We have created a vision for our nation’s development over the next 50 years.”

Sheikh Mohammed said that the new fund has been created to support student projects in line with Fifty Year Charter launched earlier this year. Meanwhile, he also issued directives to create specialised technical academies within colleges that support students who want to change their careers.

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