Abu Dhabi: The new Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council stressed the need to provide students and teachers with an environment conducive to learning.

Mughir Khamis Al Khaili, Director General of Abu Dhabi Education Council, held a meeting on Tuesday with the Directors of Educational Zones in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western region to discuss the schools' needs, such as extra employees, books, furniture, transportation and maintenance for the next academic year.

“Creating a proper learning environment for our students and staff members will motivate them to invest their time in education, which would benefit both students and the educational process,'' said Al Khaili.

A plan was discussed to employ 545 teachers to meet with the increasing number of students.

Committees from educational zones will also be sent to areas such as Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon to conduct various job interviews with potential teachers. The committee is scheduled to leave Sunday.

The executive council has also approved the provision of 350 air-conditioned school buses.

The Director General also spoke about providing textbooks to students on time and to replace old or unnecessary furniture in classrooms.