Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announces plans for a CBSE office in Dubai

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Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan announced India’s intention to establish a Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) office in Dubai.

During his meeting with Sara Musallam, UAE’s Minister of State for Early Education and Chairperson of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) in Abu Dhabi, discussions revolved around Indian support for the progress of the IIT Delhi-Abu Dhabi campus, ADEK’s assistance to CBSE-affiliated Indian schools in the UAE, and the proposed establishment of a CBSE office in Dubai.

Dharmendra Pradhan said, “UAE’s support to Indian schools has played a critical role in ensuring Indian children in the emirates remain connected to Indian curricula and roots.”

The Education Minister emphasized that the IIT Delhi-Abu Dhabi campus would serve as a symbol of the strong bond between India and the UAE.

“Pleased to meet Sara Musallam, MoS for Early Education and Chairperson (Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge) ADEK, in Abu Dhabi today. Productive conversations on further expanding our cooperation in education and establishing education as one of the strongest pillars of our bilateral ties,” Pradhan wrote on ‘X
“Both, Sara Musallam and I remain committed to taking our cooperation in education to the next level,” he further wrote.

As per the Ministry of Education, “The Ministers signed an MoU to strengthen existing educational cooperation, facilitate student and faculty mobility, and undertake various other initiatives.”

“During the meeting, a significant MoU was signed by the ministers. The MoU aims to strengthen the existing cooperation in the field of educational institutions in both countries by facilitating student and faculty mobility, joint research programs, designing courses, organizing and participating in conferences, lectures, symposia, courses, scientific and educational exhibitions in areas of mutual interest held in both countries,” the Ministry of Education said.

The Union Education Minister’s 3-day visit to the UAE aims to promote cooperation, engagement, and coordination in crucial areas of shared interest in education and the field of skills development.

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