Abu Dhabi Education Council dismissed 340 teachers
Abu Dhabi Education Council dismissed 340 teachers

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) has announced that it has dismissed as many as 340 teachers from state schools.

The school regulator said that the dismissed teachers made up around 3 per cent of the the total teaching staff in 255 schools. The regulator said that 272 of those teachers were dismissed "due to changes in the school curriculum as per the New School Model" and were no longer required to teach in their areas of speciality. The other 71 teachers were dismissed due to failure to meet performance standards.

"These teachers were given ample time to improve their overall performance through teaching standard tools and evaluation tools set by Adec," the school regulator commented. The regulator said that the school leaders had made their performance clear to the teachers over the year. The teachers were also given a two-month notice of their termination. The move is a part of the wider New School Model introduced by Adec to restructure and improve the education system in Abu Dhabi.

"Improvement is pivotal. It is extremely important to change with the times, keep up with improvements and progression. How you do it is to listen to people who work in the sector and everyone who works with Adec so that we can improve what we do." Adec director general Dr. Ali Al Noaimi told The National.