Abu Dhabi: The new Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) stressed the necessity of coordination with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to provide schools with their needs before the beginning of the new academic year.

Dr. 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 in the three educational locations and zones, to meet with the increase in number of students and classes.

Committees from educational zones will also be sent to areas such as Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon to conduct various interviews with the potential teachers and those qualified will be employed as teachers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi during the next academic year. The committee is scheduled to leave on Sunday.

The executive council in coordination with the Emirates Transport Authority has also approved the provision of 350 air-conditioned buses to be diversified to various schools in need.

The Director General also spoke about providing textbooks to students on time and to replace old or unnecessary furniture and with new well-equipped furniture in order to cope with the large number of students and class-rooms, in the new academic year.

Al Khaili stressed on his keenness to strengthen the power of schools, who will be required to run their own affairs in order to eliminate any centralization.

"Committees or authorised figures in schools will be responsible for receiving new teachers arriving from abroad, providing them with their needs and assisting them in obtaining appropriate housing. The goal is to provide stability for new teachers during their first period of time in the country and to motivate and lead them to achieving the best teaching outcome for the sake of students," he concluded.