ABU DHABI // Moral education classes will be taught in 52 schools across the capital from January.
Pupils in 28 private schools and 24 public schools will attend the once-a-week classes, which aim to promote ethics, personal and community growth, culture and heritage, civic education, and rights and responsibilities.
The subject will then be added to the curriculum for all Abu Dhabi pupils, from the first year of kindergarten until Grade 12, for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Dr Karima Al Mazrouei, Abu Dhabi Education Council’s executive director for teaching, said pupils would be taught moral values such as tolerance, politeness and the rejection of violence and extremism.
Teachers will attend training for the subject in October, reported Aletihad, the Arabic-language sister newspaper of The National.
The initiative was launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, in July.
“Through reinforcing values that have enabled the UAE to become what it is now, and through highlighting our national role models and the remarkable achievements of human history, we hope to present those lessons to future generations,” said Sheikh Mohammed.
Source: uae news