Abu Dhabi: A three year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Emirates Foundation (EF) to help boost the participation of Emirati students in taking part in the development and progress of the UAE.

The memorandum states that the ministry will participate in future EF conferences, seminars, workshops and training courses while the EF's role will be to cooperate with education zones, and public school administrators; as well as take part in voluntary programmes, mobile science laboratories, parent affairs, curriculum development, school renovations, educational resources, public school libraries, special needs services and technological and electronic programmes.

Some of the MoE's responsibilities in the agreement will also include providing students with data to support new ideas and projects; preparing orientation sessions in education zones and schools and promoting modern trends among public schools in technology; sciences; arts and culture; social volunteering; social and environmental development and research and development.

The agreement was signed on Monday at the EF by Dr Hanif Hassan, Minister of Education, and Ahmad Ali Al Sayegh, Member-Board of Directors in the EF based on the vision of General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.