UAE has announced a new model for 11 and 12-grade students in general and advanced streams in the country, allowing them to choose elective subjects for the first time.
It was revealed by the Education Ministry which said that the option would be applied to 11-grade students in the academic year 2023-2024 and further to eleventh and twelfth-grade students starting from the 2024-2025 academic year.
The decision to implement the elective subjects’ model is part of the ministry's efforts to improve the education system by adopting the best international standards and practices, Education Minister Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi said.
“The elective subjects’ model will contribute to developing the educational system in the country to better meet student potentials, enabling them to excel in both their academic and professional careers," he said.
"Our goal is to use the Electives Model to encourage students and parents to participate more effectively in the education process.
"Periodic evaluations will be conducted to the implementation of the new model with all schools and relevant authorities in order to monitor the system implementation and improve its outcomes,” Dr Al Falasi added.