UK Minister States That UK is learning from the UAE E-government Model

According to Nadhim Zahawi, a member of Parliament and Minister Responsible for Special Education Needs in UK stated that the United Kingdom is on the lookout to expand the number of UK universities in the UAE and also learn from the UAE e-government programme model.

The UK Minister told reporters on the sidelines of the 7th World Government Summit (WGS) which started from Sunday that education forms the biggest export for the UK and a great partnership with the UAE. He stated that there are 13 universities in UAE as well as many schools that teach the English curriculum, while around 40% of the UAE schools are teaching the British curriculum.

Zahawi praised the innovation culture the UAE government is eager on establishing.

The minister also stated that the UAE government is eager on invention; not only in the field of education but all throughout the government. And with the e-government programme model, there is a lot of thing that the UK learns from the UAE as they lean to share best practices. He stated that he is very happy as well as excited to be in the UAE in this remarkable assemblage of minds, academia, businesses and also of government leaders.

He stated that he has conveyed his thanks to Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of the UAE Cabinet Affairs and The Future, and Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing, for their involvement with the world in various ways and for the spirit of invention when the question of human wellbeing and happiness becomes the agenda.