EPA introduces publishers to Vision and Philosophy
SHARJAH: The Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) recently organised an introductory session titled, “The UAE School: Vision and Philosophy”, which brought together local publishers and representatives of the Ministry of Education at the Sharjah Publishing City (SPC). The meeting aimed to introduce local publishers to the ministry’s strategies In THE ield of EDUCATIONAL publishing and the process to select publications that serves the education system in the country.
The meeting was attended by Rashid Al Kous, Executive Director of EPA; Sharifa Moussa, Director of the Department of Learning Resources and Educational Solutions at the Ministry of Education; Ousha Al Mazroui, Head of the Learning Resources Section; Mohammed Jameel, an expert in learning resources; and several representatives of local publishing houses and specialists in publishing and authorship in the country.
The ministry’s representatives introduced Emirati publishers to the strategy adopted by the ministry to support learning curricula with literary content and products that effectively contribute to strengthen the education system, keeping in line with the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021. Participants highlighted the current milestones established by the UAE in the book industry and called for further development through the release of literary AND SCIENTIIC publications that aligns with the education system.
Rashid Al Kous, Executive Director of EPA, said: “The meeting comes in conjunction with our strategic partnership with the Ministry of Education that was oficially LAUNCHED In MAY when Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and President of EPA, met with HE Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, during which they discussed ways of enhancing cooperation and explored means to develop the publishing sector in the UAE.”
Al Kous added: “The meeting identiIED THE GENERAL Framework For Issues and topics that the two entities will continue to follow.
The goal is to include more texts from Emirati publishers in the ministry’s curriculum and support students to hone their talent in creative writing by publishing their works as well as organising mini book exhibitions at schools to showcase locally made books.”