65 Emirati educators to be trained as private school inspectors

Once they complete the two-year programme, the trainees can become accredited full-time school inspectors.

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ABU DHABI // The Abu Dhabi Education Council said it has recruited 65 Emirati educators from public schools to be trained to work as private school inspectors.

Two dozen nationals have graduated from the two-year, part-time assessor training programme, said Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri, executive director of Adec’s private schools and quality assurance sector.

“They are in different stages of the programme,” said Mr Al Dhaheri, who added that it included theoretical and practical training.

Once they complete the two-year programme, the trainees can become accredited full-time school inspectors. Some may also go on to complete a postgraduate certificate programme at the University of London. So far, about 11 trainees have enrolled in that, according to Adec.

English-speaking and bilingual school inspectors are otherwise supplied by private consulting firms CfBT and Tribal. Adec said its goal is to continue recruiting an additional 20 Emirati inspectors annually.

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