Ministerial Council for Development discusses development of continuing education centres, unified classification for people of determination


The UAE Ministerial Development Council presided over by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, discussed a number of programmes and initiatives to enhance the performance of the federal entities, in addition to a number of topics in government affairs.

During the meeting, the Council discussed a proposal submitted by the Ministry of Education to develop continuing education centres with the aim of providing various educational opportunities. 

The proposal also suggested diversifying continuing education programmes and linking them to individual and national needs, in addition to increasing the efficiency of the current centres. It aims to connect academic education with vocational training and diversify the options available to students. 

The Ministerial Development Council also discussed the adoption of the National Standard Classification of Disabilities in the UAE to serve as a national reference to be used by all involved entities providing services to people of determination. 

The national classification is in line with the Federal Government's strategy and Vision 2021, which aims to move from providing welfare to achieving social development. The classification also seeks to provide a reliable reference to all federal, local, and private entities and it includes the classification and categories of people of determination according to the latest classifications adopted worldwide and to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, People of Determination. 
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