UAE, Saudi Arabia sign MoU to develop digital education system

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and the UAE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop a digital education system that will beneļ¬t their respective national development plans.

The Ministers of Education from the respective countries signed the MoU along with several Emirati universities signed twinning agreements with their Saudi counterparts.

The signing took place during the participation of an Emirati academic delegation in the 8th International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education, IECHE, in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

UAE Minister of Education Hussain Al Hammadi expressed his happiness at the advancing cooperation between the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the area of education, which he hopes will achieve their aspirations to create a modern education system that will serve their national development plans.

Saudi Arabia Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh highlighted the importance of the signing of the agreements, as well as the joint cooperation between the two countries in advancing their education sectors, including the digital education system, with the participation of Emirati higher education institutions, universities and colleges, as well as Saudi government and civil universities and colleges.

The UAE has one of the most advanced and comprehensive education systems in the Middle East with 95 percent literacy rate. It has led many research initiatives and projects across the region promoting literacy and higher education.