The Ministerial Development Council on Monday reviewed a proposal for the preparation of a federal law on Higher Education, along with a number of other resolutions, initiatives and reports related to the government and the improvement of the institutions’ performance in various sectors in the Federal Government.
The Council meeting, held at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in Abu Dhabi, was chaired by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
As part of its agenda of legislative affairs, the Ministerial Development Council discussed the preparation of a federal law on higher education. The law aims to improve educational systems to keep up with societal changes and exponential technologies and to enhance its quality and competitiveness. The law also aims to encourage scientific research within higher education institutions and ensure their effective governance and management in accordance with quality criteria of systems and programmes. In addition, the draft law stresses the importance of applying uniform criteria for academic degrees classification and requirements for obtaining them.