Through its GESS Education Awards, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has gained attention from schools in different countries, as it began to accept entries for the awards programme’s fourth edition. The recognition aims to distinguish schools based on the quality of educational products, resources, services and people.
The UAE continues to strengthen its foothold as one of the best destinations for education whether it’s a primary school in Dubai or a college-level institution in Abu Dhabi.
Aside from that, the Dubai Chess and Culture Club announced that it intends to include new schools in Dubai, as part of its expansion plan for its school-based training programme.
Submission of entries for the GESS Education Awards originated from several schools, including Australia, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, India, Pakistan, South Africa and the U.K. Entries from other countries in the Middle East also fielded entries for the awards.
Sarah Edwards-Palmer, the marketing manager of F&E Group, said that the awards will take place on March 15, 2017, coinciding with the GESS Dubai conference at the Dubai World Trade Centre scheduled between March 14 and March 16 in the same year. F&E Group serves as the awards’ organiser.
Dubai Chess and Culture Club Vice President Ahmad Al Thani said that the expansion of the chess programme in more schools has helped them in identifying promising individuals. These talents are now under the advanced mentoring by the club’s trainers.
Through the partnership with these schools, the club has been able to discover future chess grandmasters and further improve the exposure to students to the board game, according to Al Thani.
Schools in Dubai are also known to excel in the linguistic field, offering classes in French and German other languages. For parents, knowing that their child is equipped with bilingual and even trilingual skills serves as an assurance their future remains bright and well-rounded.