UAE MoE Strategic Plan

Ministry of Education Strategic Plan 2017-2021



Innovative education for a knowledge, pioneering, and global society


Develop an innovative Education System for a knowledge and global competitive society, that includes all age groups to meet future labor market demand, by ensuring quality of the Ministry of Education outputs, and provision of best services for internal and external customers


  1. Citizenship and Responsibility: Enhance national citizenship and social responsibility
  2. The Principles and Values of Islam: Ensure human values in discussion, tolerance, moderation, peace and volunteering
  3. Commitment and Transparency: Commit to professional and transparent performance
  4. Equality and Justice: Commit to community partnership and accountability in the education process
  5. Participation and Accountability: Ensure equal educational opportunities for all
  6. Science, Technology and Innovation: Encourage a society that is driven by science, technology and innovation

Ministry of Education Strategic Objectives

  1. Ensure inclusive quality education, including pre-school education
  2. Achieve excellent leadership and educational efficiency
  3. Ensure quality, efficiency and good governance of educational and institutional performance, including the delivery of teaching
  4. Ensure safe, conducive and challenging learning environments
  5. Attract and prepare students to enroll in higher education internally and externally, in light of labor market needs
  6. Strengthen the capacity for scientific research and innovation in accordance with the quality, efficiency and transparency standards
  7. Provision of quality, efficient and transparent administrative services, in accordance with the quality, efficiency and transparency standards
  8. Establish a culture of innovation in an institutional working environment

Main 2021 Targets

1Average TIMSS ScoreAmong the top 15 countries
2Upper Secondary Graduation Rate98%
3Enrollment Rate in Preschools (public and private)95%
4Average PISA ScoreAmong the top 20 countries
5Percentage of Students with High Skills in Arabic, According
to National Tests
6Percentage of Schools with High Quality Teachers100%
7Percentage of Schools with Highly Effective School Leadership100%
8Enrollment Rate in Foundation Year%0
9Expenditure on Research and Development  as % of GDP1.5%