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Embrace innovation to stay relevant: UAE teachers told

Abu Dhabi, Oct 8 (IANS/WAM): UAE Minister of Education Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi on Saturday urged teachers to embrace technology as he highlighted the countrys achievements in developing the education sector to world-class standards in a special address on Day 1 of the Qudwa 2017 Global Teachers' Forum here.

The session underlined the United Arab Emirates's efforts in empowering students, teachers and establishing new paradigms in education.

Hammadi said: "Every country that is seeking to promote its knowledge economy has to focus on education. The role and tasks of the traditional education system are going to change, with technology becoming an intrinsic part of the education process.

"We need to leverage technology in the education system, similar to its use in other sectors of the economy... In classrooms, virtual labs can be provided inside tablets, providing knowledge through a network to help grow and promote children's abilities."

Hammadi said that students and teachers should use technology in all of its aspects - such as programming, software and virtual reality.

"We already have technologies out there that can be used on a sustainable basis in schools," he said.

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