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Abu Dhabi public schools take a hi-tech leap

Abu Dhabi, UAE: With AED 350 million upgrade, all public schools in Abu Dhabi will have comprehensive access to cutting edge technology including hardware, software, connectivity and Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) resources such as the electronic student information system (e-SIS), geographic information system (GIS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) through high speed and fully secured networks.

ADEC’s e-SIS is an online data system that efficiently manages student records for all education zones in the emirate while the GIS directs school locations in the emirate as well as provide information on the school, and teacher and student statistics. The ERP meanwhile supports online human resource management and payroll functions for the council.

“Technological literacy is an important part of modern education to ensure that students are comfortable using and adapting technology throughout their lives,” said Mohammad Younes, division manager of Information Technology at the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). For this very reason, ADEC has started upgrading the information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure of all 305 public schools in the emirate – Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Gharbiya.

The state-of-the-art infrastructure will include components such as an end-to-end structured cabling system, local area network with full wireless coverage and internet connectivity upgrade. This upgrade will help connect all schools to a wide area network that will provide centralised management, support and monitoring services over the coming 12 months.

To complement the improved infrastructure, ADEC will provide 12,000 desktops this year to various schools in the emirate, in addition to the 12,000 desktops and laptops that ADEC has already provided in the past two years.

Source: Khaleej Times