A new benchmark for the UAE education sector was set with the official launch of Duroosi, a first-of-a-kind online educational tool developed under the supervision of the UAE Ministry of Education and in partnership with Google.
The initiative offers self-learning options with visual aids providing easy access to students in Grade 11 and 12 to develop their skills. Students can login to a dedicated Duroosi channel to access the tutorial videos on YouTube for lessons offered by teachers selected by the Ministry of Education.
“This announcement will enhance the educational system and prepare the students for the future,” Ministry of Education undersecretary Marwan Al Sawaleh said.
“Creating smarter tools for education is a part of the long term goal of the government, which is in line with creating a smarter future for the country. This will enable building a knowledge-based economy and creating human capital for the future”.
Etisalat aims to transform conventional learning methods through the integration of technology to convert traditional education systems into interactive and dynamic learning environment.
Abdulla Al Mannei, General Manager, Etisalat UAE, said: “With the increasing influence of the digital environment on youth today such an initiative gains significance as it enables the future generation with tools that has the potential to make a big impact in the industry.”
Since its soft launch, Duroosi has attracted 17,000 subscribers, 35000 views and a total of 51,000 minutes have been watched.
With the announcement of its official launch, 500 hours of educational content will be added for students from grade 11 and 12.
Tariq Abdullah, Marketing Manager, Google MENA said: “Such content has a long term impact supporting the growth of the future of our students. The utilization of technology in education will enhance content and at the same time provide access anytime and anywhere from all devices.
The tutorial videos are a dedicated YouTube channel enabling learning through social media tools. Until now 600 tutorial videos for all subjects have been developed by Etisalat, under the ministry’s supervision.
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