The UAE’s Ministry of Education has adopted a ‘code of conduct for education professionals’. It contains a set of principles and ethical values aimed at raising awareness and enhancing the responsibility of education sector staff.
The ministry said it is a “roadmap for every teacher, leader, administrator, and worker” in the UAE’s education sector. It further stressed that educators have a “direct … responsibility in building generations, establishing an institutional culture based on ethical standards that enhance awareness”.
All education professionals must comply with the code of conduct when performing their duties.
The guidelines are based on five key values: Honesty and dedication; sincerity and integrity; justice and equality; compassion and forgiveness; and respect.
Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of Education, said this charter serves as an “explanatory document and a general framework” for building an institutional culture based on the best ethical standards.
“The UAE government and its people are proud of their educational cadres and are constantly keen on consolidating the values of the Emirati society in a way that enhances its cohesion and establishes a healthy and sound educational environment to raise our children as future leaders,” he said on Twitter.