Ministry of Education (MOE), UAE
Established in 1971.
The modern education system in U.A.E. was first implemented following the formation of the country in 1971. At that time, the Ministry of Education was founded and schools were formed in order to teach students basic skills and develop literacy skills. Since then, new reforms have been set out to further enhance school curriculum and instruction for government schools. Local branches or Education Councils are set up in each Emirate to govern area schools. They are: Abu Dhabi Education and Knowledge, Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Sharjah Council, Ajman Council, Ajman Council, Umm Al Quwain Council, Ras Al Khaimah Council and Al Fujairah Council.
The Ministry of Education governs both public (government) and private schools in the country. While they do not direct the private schools and curriculum (with the exception of Arabic and Islamic Studies), they do set overall guidelines which the private schools must adhere to. For example, the number of school days students must attend, transferring guidelines and overseeing the basic qualifications of teachers are all issues dictated by the Ministry. The Ministry have school inspectors within the Emirates who will assess the quality of schools, across a variety of areas.