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About ADEC

How can I contact ADEC?

You can contact ADEC in person, by telephone, by mail and electronically by email.

Emails can be submitted to our customer service center team at click here

Abu Dhabi
In person: Customer Service Center, Ministries Complex (next to Khalifa Park), Sheikh. Zayed Street, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02-6150000
Mail: PO Box 36005, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Ain
In person: Customer Service Center, Al Jimi, Al Ain
Telephone: 03-7078000
Mail: PO Box 1008, Al Ain, UAE

Al Gharbia
In person: Customer Service Center, Madinat Zayed, Al Gharbia
Telephone: 02-8847223
Mail: PO Box 50011, Al Gharbia, UAE

Please click here to view a map of each of the locations.

What are the operating hours of the Customer Service Centers?

Our 3 regional Customer Service Centers are open Sunday to Thursday from 8AM - 4PM. All centers are closed on public holidays.

Please click here to view the locations of the Customer Service Centers.

What school options are offered in Abu Dhabi?

Students can attend public and private schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Adults who are interested in completing their education can also participate in night schools or enroll in home education.
ADEC operates more than 250 public schools across the Emirate. All public schools offer the UAE Ministry of Education curriculum. The Emirate also has a private school system which is regulated by ADEC to make sure students recieve the best possible education. Private schools offer a wide range of curricula to meet the needs of our diverse expatriate population; 15 different curricula options are available across Abu Dhabi private schools.

Adult Education

What is the home schooling registration process? What are the required documents? Where can I register?

Registration for home schooling is open to all nationalities and can be completed online via the ADEC website.

The home school registration process is as follows:
1) Visit the registration page (please click here to visit the registration page)
2) Click on Register
3) Follow the instructions and complete the online registration form
4) You will receive an SMS notification confirming whether your registration has been approved, requires modification or rejected
5) If you have been approved, please book an appointment through the website
6) Visit Customer Service Center on the appointment date to pay the AED150 fee and submit your original documents

Please click here to view the required documents for registration as well as further information.

When does the registration for home schooling open? When is the deadline?

The registration for home schooling typically opens in September. The exact date varies from year to year. Each year, we announce the registration start date via a media campaign.

Please click here for more information on home schooling registration.

Who is eligible for Adult Education? What is the Adult Education registration process? What are the required documents?

Adult Education is offered at Education Centers across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and are categorized by:
- Adult Education Centers (night shift)
- Adult Education Centers (day shift for females only)
- Educational Care Centers (for students arrested on legal grounds)

Adult Education is divided into 3 sequential educational stages:
1 - Elementary Stage: Circle 1
2 - Elementary Stage: Circle 2
3 - Secondary Stage

Arab nationals from the non-GCC countries in the list below are eligible to participate in Elementary Stage: Circle 1 programs. Upon successful completion of the program, students can continue their education through the Home Schooling program offered at ADEC.
- Algeria
- Comoros
- Djibouti
- Egypt
- Iraq
- Jordan
- Lebanon
- Libya
- Mauritania
- Morocco
- Palestine
- Somalia
- Sudan
- Syria
- Tunisia

Students who meet the criteria listed below are eligible to participate in all Adult Education Programs.
- Emiratis and their sons and daughters
- Sons and daughters of female Emiratis
- Husbands of female Emiratis
- Wives of Emiratis
- GCC nationals
- Holders of decrees issued by the President or Vice President of the UAE
- Sons and daughters of non-Emiratis holding recently issued Naturalization Department letters

The steps to register are:
1) Download the application form
2) Complete and print the application form
3) Save the supporting documentation onto a CD
4) Visit the Adult Education Center in your area
5) Submit the enrollment application, CD and original documents

The applicant must visit the Adult Education Center in person to complete the process.

For additional information on night schooling, please click here .

When does the registration for Adult Education open? When is the deadline?

Registration for Adult Education is open for a 2 week period starting in September. The exact date varies from year to year.
Each year, we announce the registration start date via a media campaign and on our website.

Please click here for more information on Adult Education.

How can I get technical support for the Online Student Registration?

You can access our the Online Student Registration user manual under the Registration and Admission section here . For further technical support please contact the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Center at 800-555.

Where can home school students get their textbooks from?

You can collect your textbooks in person at your local Customer Service Center.

Please click here for locations of our Customer Service Centers

Where can I find a list of night schools and their locations?

A list of Adult Education Centers is provided below. You may also use the School Finder to find further contact information related to the school which hosts your Center.

I. Abu Dhabi Region
Male centers:
1. Center Name: Mohamed Bin Khaled (Night school)
Center ID #: 662
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Zayed Al Thani- Abu Dhabi Island
2. Center Name: Al Motassem (Night school)
Center ID #: 317
Cycle: Cycle 3
Location: Hamdan Bin Mohamed- Baniyas
3. Center Name: Al Samaliya (Night school)
Center ID #: 481
Cycle: Cycles 1 and 2
Location: Abdullah Bin Rouwaha Old Building- Baniyas
4. Center Name: Abdel Qader Al Jazaeri (Night school)
Center ID #: 516
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Abdel Qader Al Jazaeri, Al Shahama
5. Center Name: Al Riaaya Al Tarbawiya (Day school)
Center ID #: 513
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Juvenile Welfare, Al Mafraq
Female Centers
1. Center Name: Abu Dhabi Adult Education Center (Day school)
Center ID #: 462
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Thouraya Old Building- Al Batin
2. Center Name: Al Wathba Adult Education Center (Day school)
Center ID #: 519
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Ghantout Old Building- Baniyas
3. Center Name: Al Dana (Night school)
Center ID #: 510
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Thouraya Old Building- Al Batin
4. Center Name: Ahad (Night school)
Center ID #: 514
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Ghantout Old Building- Baniyas
5. Center Name: Al Khatem (Night school)
Center ID #: 319
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Obada Bin Al Samet Old Building- Al Khatem

II. Al Ain Region
Male Centers
1. Center Name: Al Riaaya Al Tarbawiya (Night school)
Center ID #: 702
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Ain Prison, Al Ain
2. Center Name: Al Yaher(Night school)
Center ID #: 685
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Shakhbout Bin Sultan, Al Yahar
3. Center Name: Moawiya Bin Abi Sufian (Night school)
Center ID #: 1091
Cycle: Cycles 1 and 2
Location: Moawiya Bin Abi Sufian, Al Jimi
4. Center Name: Zayed Al Awal (Night school)
Center ID #: 559
Cycle: Cycle 3
Location: Zayed Al Awal, Al Mutaredh
Female Centers
1. Center Name: Souwihan (Night school)
Center ID #: 743
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Sariya, Sweihan
2. Center Name: Amina Bint Wahab (Night school)
Center ID #: 682
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Ezdihar, Al Yahar
3. Center Name: Al Wajen (Night school)
Center ID #: 684
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Badiya, Al Wagan
4. Center Name: Asmaa Bint Abi Beker (Night school)
Center ID #: 479
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Asmaa Center, Al Ain
5. Center Name: Mazid (Night school)
Center ID #: 318
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Alyaa Old Building, Mazid
6. Center Name: Al Zaydiya (Night school)
Center ID #: 763
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Ezza, Zakher
7. Center Name: Al Ain Adult Education Center (Day school)
Center ID #: 404
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Asem Bin Thabet Old Building, Al Merkhaniya
8. Center Name: Al Hir Adult Education Center (Day school)
Center ID #: 344
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Family Development Institution, Al Hir

III. Al Gharbia Region
Male Centers
1. Center Name: Al Falah (Night school)
Center ID #: 365
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Emirates School Old Building, Zayed City
2. Center Name: Al Marfaa (Night school)
Center ID #: 560
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Nokhba School, Al Marfaa
3. Center Name: Ghiyathi (Night school)
Center ID #: 266
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Ibtikar School, Ghiyathi
4. Center Name: Al Silaa (Night school)
Center ID #: 364
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Moughira School, Al Silaa
5. Center Name: Dalma (Night school)
Center ID #: 403
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Dalma School Old Building, Dalma
Female Centers
1. Center Name: Zayed City (Day school)
Center ID #: 300
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Thafra School Old Building, Zayed City
2. Center Name: Al Marfaa (Day school)
Center ID #: 441
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Al Zaytouna School Old Building, Al Marfaa
3. Center Name: Ghiyathi (Day school)
Center ID #: 316
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Biaat Al Radwan School Old Building, Ghiyathi
4. Center Name: Al Silaa (Day school)
Center ID #: 245
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Abidat Bin Al Hareth Old Building, Al Silaa
5. Center Name: Dalma (Day school)
Center ID #: 265
Cycle: Cycles 1, 2 and 3
Location: Dalma School Old Building, Dalma

Is transportation provided for night schools?

Yes, transportation is provided to and from certain Adult Education Centers. You are eligible to apply for transportation after you have enrolled at an Adult Education Center. To apply for transportation, please consult with the Adult Education Center Administration Office.

Where can I find the curriculum requirements for the Adult Education examinations?

To locate the curriculum requirements for the Adult Education examinations visit the ministry of education website & search under the curriculum for what you need or click here

Public Schools

Where can I find contact information for public schools?

Contact Information for public or private schools can be found by accessing our School Finder application. You will be able to view the phone and fax numbers for the school as well as it's location.You can use the School Finder to search for a specific school or schools by grade, region, and other criteria. Please click here to access the School Finder.

Where can I find a list of public schools and their locations?

A list of public schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi can be found by accessing our School Finder application. Select the option of "Public Schools" from the "School Type" drop-down menu and click "Show All Schools" to view the results.You will be able to view the location and contact information of any selected school. Please click here to access the School Finder.

you may also access our school directory by clicking here.

How do I register my child at a public school? (UAE nationals)

To register your child at a public school, parents shall visit the school or kindergarten in their catchment area, please submit all the following documents to the public school closest to your area:
- student’s and parent Emirates ID
- A copy of the student’s valid passport
- A proof of residence for student.
- Vaccination certificate (a copy of the vaccination card for students kindergarten and vaccination programs in schools for students from the first grade until the twelfth Schools cannot refuse enrollment of students who do not have up-to-date vaccination cards. If vaccination cards are not submitted or are incomplete upon enrollment, the vaccinations will be considered as not administered and the School Nurse shall administer all catch-up vaccinations. Please click here for additional information.

Are expats allowed to attend public schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi?

High performing expatriate students can register at ADEC public schools provided certain criteria’s are met.
Typically, the requirements include:
- The total number of enrolled expatriate students should not exceed 20% of the total number of students either in the school, or in any class.
- Annual tuition fees of AED 6,000 are payable.
Certain exemptions apply for students who live in areas with no suitable private schools. Please click here for additional information.

How do I register my child at a public school? (expats)

To register your child at a public school, you must first make sure your child meets the requirements necessary for expat registration.
To register your child, you must provide the following documents:
- Passing certified certificate of the previous grade for registration in Grade 2 to Grade 10.
- Passing certified certificate of the two previous grades for registration in Grade 11 and the Grade 12.
- A proof of residence for student.
- Proof of the work certificate of guardian.
- A copy of the student’s Emirates ID
- Identity card of the student and their guardians.
- Registration form must be filled out accurately through the website during the registration periods.

Please click here for additional information.

At what age can I register my child in Grade 1?

For a child to enter Grade 1, they must have turned six (6) years old on or before December 31st of that year. And not more than 8 years.

What is the official age for each grade?

Click here to see a table that shows minimum and maximum ages for children in public schools from Grade 1 through to Grade 12. Children will be expected to be within the age range for a particular grade on December 31st of that school year.

When does the registration for public schools open?

Registration for public schools usually opens in February. The exact date varies from year to year. Each year, ADEC announces the registration start date via a media campaign. The deadline to register is one month after the registration start date.

Please click here for more information on public school registration.

Do I have to pay school tuition fees?

UAE Nationals do not have to pay tuition fees for public school education. Expats must pay AED 6,000 tuition fees annually. The tuition fee does not cover school meals and uniforms.

Which grades are mixed-gender (co-educational) in public schools?

All kindergarten classes consist of mixed genders. ADEC also operates some Cycle 1 schools with mixed gender classes. However, Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 schools are boys-only or girls-only.
Please click here to access the School Finder application, which allows you to filter schools by gender.

How can I check my exam schedule?

You can check the exam schedule on the ADEC website by clicking here . The website provides information on exam schedules for public schools, Grade 12, Adult learning, Home Schooling, and Private Schools/Placement Services.

How do I find my official exam results?

ADEC allows you to access exam results through the following measures:
1) You can get your results from your school
2) Online: If you are a parent registered in eSIS, please access exam results online. Please click here to access the eSIS portal.
Note that this is an electronic copy and may not be accepted as "official" by other entities
3) In Person: You can visit any ADEC Customer Service Center and request a printed official copy of your exam results. Please click here to view service center locations and contact information.
4) In Person: At the end of the school year when Grade 12 results are announced, ADEC sets up a High School Control entity at the examination center. You can also collect your printed official exam copies for Grade 12 from that location. Please note that the High School Control entity is only open temporarily. Please contact ADEC or 800 555 to find out the latest information on whether the High School Control is currently open.

Please also read the description on requesting Academic Year Certificates in the Services section of the website. click here to access the section and review the process and documentation requirements.

How can I appeal an exam result?

To appeal an exam, you must speak to your school principal.

Are the school provided lunches compulsory - can I bring my own?

Students are allowed to bring their own lunch to school. Additional information on school canteens can be found here.

Who do I complain to if I am not satisfied with the school canteen and the food?

You should contact your school administration for comments or complaints related to your school canteen. Please click here for additional information on school canteen services and standards.

Are the teachers properly qualified?

Yes, all ADEC teachers are subject to a thorough screening process to ensure they are properly qualified. In addition, ADEC sets strict academic benchmarks for teacher qualification. In order for teachers to be eligible to apply, they must hold university degrees and have obtained the IELTS certificate with the following minimum scores:
- English 6.5
- Mathematics and Information Technology 5.5
- Learning Recourse Center 4

ADEC teacher qualification requirements can be found here.

What are the disciplinary measures used on students?

Disciplinary action used on students will always correspond to the nature and degree of misconduct. The repercussions must be appropriate for the school cycle, student age and gender.
The following disciplinary measures are prohibited:
- All forms of physical punishment
- Lowering and/or threatening to lower grades
- Punishing a group of students for an individual’s misconduct
- Imposing more school work
- Mocking or insulting the student in private and/or public
- Depriving the student of using toilet facilities or meals

Please click here for further information on student behavior management and disciplinary measures.

Are teachers allowed to hit my child?

Any disciplinary action that inflicts corporal punishment and/or any form of physical pain on students is  strictly prohibited by ADEC. If  a child has been subjected to physical abuse, please report this to ADEC immediately by calling 800-555 or visiting us in person at your nearest Customer Service Center.
Please click here for contact information on the Customer Service Centers

Does my child have to do jiu-jitsu?

If the Jui Jitsu program has been established in your child's school, all national boys in grades 6-12 must participate. National girls (grade 6-9) who are in schools where the Jiu Jitsu Program is available can participate, although it is not mandatory.

Why can my child not do jiu-jitsu?

School Jiu Jitsu is a program that is compulsory for grade 6-12 national students when offered at their school. If your school does not offer Jiu-Jitsu, then it has not yet implemented the program. The School Jiu Jitsu is still expanding and will be available in all grade 6-12 schools by 2015.
To learn more about the Jiu Jitsu program as well as the many benefits of jiu jitsu, please click here

What are the different ways I can be involved in my child's education?

Parents are encouraged to regularly meet with their child's teacher to discuss their child's learning development. Parents are also invited to participate in school activities including the Parent Council, school visiting days, and other campus events.

Should I be helping my child with homework?

Students should be completing their homework independently in order for the teacher to have a proper understanding of students' learning needs. If you are concerned about our child's workload or potential learning difficulties, please contact your child's teacher.

Can my child miss a few days for a family vacation?

Family Travel is considered an excused absence in public schools when confirmed by parents with a signed note.

What type of special educational support does ADEC provide?

ADEC offers special education services and programs in order to provide equal learning opportunities to all students regardless of their ability. Programs cater to the following special needs:

- Intellectual Disability
- Specific Learning Disability
- Emotional and Behavioral Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Speech and Language Disorder
- Physical and Health related Disabilities
- Visually Impairment
- Hearing Impairment
- Multiple Disabilities
- Gifted and Talented Students

How can I enroll my child into Special Education?

Please contact ADEC or your school administration for guidance based on your specific case. The Special Education program provided to your child will be determined on a case by case basis depending on the student's abilities and the resources available at your school.

How can I arrange extra support for my child? Who will provide support to my child?

Please contact your school administration to arrange extra support for your child. Academic support services within schools are available to assist students who are experiencing learning difficulties. If your child's needs cannot be met by the support services in your school, then your child may be referred to the regional Special Education Support Services for alternative placement and more specialized support.

What is an IEP?

IEP is an Individual Education Plan targeted for students facing learning difficulties. It consists of goals and objectives that are measurable over time and are written specific to the student's weaknesses in specific content areas.

How does ADEC manage students with special needs?

ADEC aims to address all special needs of students. When a student is identified as having a documented disability through the completion of a multi-disciplinary evaluation, additional educational services will be offered based on individual needs via the regional Special Education support services. Students with special educational needs will always be served in age appropriate settings. Where required, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be developed to guide their education and indicate required learning accommodations and modifications as necessary.

Will students with special needs be in an integrated learning environment or in a specialized learning center?

ADEC's priority is to place students with special needs in an integrated learning environment. The primary instruction and provision of special education services are delivered to the student in an age-appropriate general education class. Students will be placed in a specialized learning center if the school does not have the resources to address the student's needs. Learning Support Teams will always aim to reintegrate students to a integrated learning environment.

Private Schools

Where can I find contact information for private schools?

You can find up-to-date public or private school contact information by accessing our School Finder application. You will be able to view the phone and fax numbers for the school as well as it's location. School Finder allows you to search for a specific school or schools by grade, region, and other criteria.

Please click here to access the School Finder

Where can I find a list of all private schools?

You can view a list of private schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by accessing our School Finder application. Select the option of Private Schools from the School Type drop-down menu and click Show All Schools to view the results. You will be able to view the location and contact information of any selected school.

Please click here to access the School Finder

Where can I find a performance ranking of schools in Abu Dhabi?

Performance of each private school can be found in the Irtiqa'a report, with the exception of villa schools. Please click here to access the Irtiqa'a report. You can filter reports by school name, region and/or curriculum.

How can I contact ADEC with a specific private school related issue?

You can reach ADEC regarding a private school issue through the following options

- In Person: at the Customer Service Center (CSC) through our dedicated private school counters. CSCs are located in the ADEC HQ building in Abu Dhabi, and in the Al Ain and Al Gharbia Regional Offices. CSC addresses can be found here .
- Email: private.schools@adec.ac.ae
- Telephone: 026150000 or 800 555

How do I register my child at a private school?

Private schools manage their enrolment and registration themselves, so please contact the private school directly to understand their requirements. Please visit our School Finder application for a list of schools with their contact information.
Some private schools will require your child to participate in a skills analysis exercise to understand where your child should be placed. You may also need to submit some supporting documents, particularly if transferring from a school from abroad and/or a different curriculum. The types of documents you may be asked to submit include:
1. Transcript or evidence of attending school, specifying the curriculum, from the previous academic year. (Attested if required)
2. Birth Certificate (Attested if required)
3. Emirates ID (or copy of Emirates ID Application if in progress)
4. Passport and Residency visa copies
5. Recent passport size photograph of the student (Coloured with white background)
6.Vaccination Cards for KG-Grade 2 students

Please click here to access the School Finder

Why I need to submit water and electricity bills to my private school?

Your water and electricity bill is required in order for your privates school to confirm your address, however may not be compulsory if proper address is provided

When does the registration for private schools open? When is the deadline?

ADEC policy allows for Abu Dhabi Private Schools to register students at any time during the academic year.

Is there an entry exam for private schools in Abu Dhabi?

There is no single entry exam for private school in Abu Dhabi, however certain schools may require a skills analysis to be taken at the school. This would help the school identify the student's capabilities and determine the appropriate placement (which is subject to meeting the minimum age requirement for Kindergarten 1 (KG1) and Foundation Stage 2 (FS2)).

Is there a fee to register students on a school's waiting list? Is this fee refundable?

Schools cannot charge for putting children on a waiting list unless they can guarantee them a place. In the event that they take a registration fee and a place is not available, the school must refund the fee. If the school provides a place and parents who have paid registration fees chose not to take the place, the school has the right to retain the registration fees which should not exceed 5% of the school tuition fee.

What is the process to transfer a student from a school abroad to a private school in Abu Dhabi and what are the required documents?

Private schools manage their transfers themselves. Please contact the private school directly to understand their requirements. Please click here to visit our School Finder application for a list of schools with their contact information.
You need to submit supporting documents if transferring from a school abroad to a school in the UAE. Please check with the school directly to confirm their document requirements.

The following documents are mandatory for all transfers:
- Transcript or evidence of attending school, specifying the curriculum from the previous academic year.(Attested if required)
- Emirates ID (or copy of Emirates ID Application if in progress)
- Vaccination Cards for KG-Grade 2 students

Additional document requirements may include:
- Birth Certificate (Attested if required)
- Passport and Residency visa copies
- Recent passport size photograph of the student (color with white background)

General information on official documents in the Abu Dhabi Emirate can be found here .
For more information on the Emirates ID Card, please click here

What is the process to transfer from one school to another within Abu Dhabi?

To transfer from one private school to another, a student must first be accepted into the new school. You must then contact your old school and receive approval to leave the school. The two schools will then coordinate the remaining steps for the transfer process to continue.

What are the rules and regulations regarding tuition fees? Are they set by ADEC? Is my deposit refundable?

All fees are approved by ADEC and schools must only charge the approved fees. Additional information can be found in the Private School Regulations Policy Manual.
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Please click here to view the Private School Regulations Policy Manual."

Is my villa school going to be closed next year?

All villa schools are scheduled to be closed by August 2015. Varying set dates have been scheduled for villa school closures over the next few months.

The following steps will be taken to announce the closure of a villa school:
1. Press release
2. Letter from ADEC given to school management to distribute to parents
3. Sign board announcing the closure installed by ADEC at the Main Entrance to the school

My child's former villa school was closed, how can I arrange a new school for my child at the same fee as my former school?

The Abu Dhabi Government and ADEC require the closure of all villa schools by August 2015 in an effort to safeguard the health and safety of students. ADEC sends various notifications prior to villa school closures, and makes every effort to make sure parents are given enough time to search for alternative schools that best suit their needs. As a regulator, ADEC is not responsible of selecting an alternative school for your child, however we encourage you to access the ADEC School Finder to view the location and contact information for schools closest to your area. Click here to access the School Finder

Why is the government taking action to relocate or close villa schools?

Villa schools are required to relocate to purpose built schools or close in order to ensure students are safe and can access all of the facilities that good schools have in order to provide a well-rounded, high quality education.

These facilities include well stocked libraries, practical science laboratories, computer laboratories and spacious internal and external areas for practical subjects such as art, drama, music, physical education and sports.

Villa schools cannot provide the wide range of educational experiences important for the development of school aged learners due to the limited space available in residential buildings and the lack of many or all of the specialist facilities mentioned above.

Please click here for more information on Villa School.

When are tuition payments due?

Tuition payment deadlines are set as per school requirements, however schools cannot demand the full year payment in one bill. Private schools must charge their yearly fees over three payments, the first of which should be no sooner than 1 month prior to the start of the academic year.

What are the procedures taken by the school if the tuition fees are not paid?

Schools can suspend students after following the proper steps, or withhold transcripts if fees are not paid. They cannot, however, prevent students from taking any exams, including the end of year exams. For further detail on related regulations can be found in the Private School Regulations Policy Manual.

Please click here to view the Private School Regulations Policy Manual.

What is the school tuition fee percentage increase allowed yearly by my school? Is it fixed?

Schools have to obtain approval from ADEC in order to increase their fees, which is only granted if the school can provide sufficient justification. There is no rule governing the level of increase allowed at a school as this is on a case by case basis.

What are the school hours?

School hours vary and are set by each school. Please check with your school for their class schedule and hours. School contact information can be found through the ADEC School Finder.

Please click here to visit the ADEC School Finder.

How can I check my exams schedule?

Private Schools will follow their own schedule for exams. however, you can check the official MoE exam schedules on the ADEC website by clicking here . The website provides information on exam schedules for public schools, Grade 12, Adult learning, Home Schooling, and Private Schools/Placement Services.

How do I find my official exam results? (Thanwaiah Ammah results)?

ADEC allows you to access exam results through multiple ways:

1) You can get your results from your school.
2) Online: If you are a registered user in eSIS, please click here to log in and access exam results online.
Note that this is an electronic copy and may not be accepted as official by other entities.
3) In Person: You can visit any ADEC Customer Service Center and request a printed official copy of your exam results. Please click here to view service center locations and contact information.

Please also read the description on requesting Academic Year Certificates in the Services section of the website. Click here to access the section and review the process and documentation requirements.

How can I enroll my child in the bus system?

Buses for private school students need to be arranged directly with your school. Please contact your private schools for details on school bus options available to you. Private School contact information can be found on the School Finder.

Please click here to access the ADEC School Finder

What curriculums are offered at private schools in Abu Dhabi?

ADEC offers the following 15 curricula at private schools in Abu Dhabi:
American
Bangladeshi
British
Canadian
French
German
Indian ( 2 types)
International Baccalaureate (PYP,MYP and DP)
Iranian
Japanese
Ministry Of Education
Pakistani
Philippines
SABIS

For additional information on private school curricula please click here .

You may also fliter schools by curicula using the School Finder. Please click here to access the ADEC School Finder.

What are the disciplinary measures used on students?

Any disciplinary action used to address student misconduct should be firm, consistent, clear and in compliance with all ADEC and UAE laws, policies and guidelines. The disciplinary action shall also be in accordance with the nature of the negative behavior and the level of offense that is associated with the behavior. School staff will ensure that students are given appropriate opportunities to act positively before it is escalated into disciplinary action.

It is prohibited to use any of the following methods for applying disciplinary actions.
- All forms of physical punishment
- Lowering and/or threatening to lower grades
- Punishing a group of students for an individual’s misconduct
- Imposing more school work
- Mocking or insulting the student in private and/or public
- Depriving the student of using toilet facilities or meals

Please click here for additional information related to student information.

Are teachers allowed to hit my child?

Any disciplinary action that inflicts corporal punishment and/or any form of physical pain on students is strictly prohibited in schools. If your child has been subjected to physical abuse, then please contact ADEC through 800555 or in person at your local Customer Service Center.

Please click here to view the location of our Cusotmer Service Centers

What recreational and athletic facilities are available?

School facilities depend on the school itself. To learn more about the athletic facilities available at a particular school, please contact the school directly. School contact information can be found on the ADEC School Finder.

Should I be helping my child with homework?

While we encourage Parents to be involved in their child's education, students should be completing their homework independently in order for the teacher to have a proper understanding of the student's learning needs. If you are concerned with your child's learning difficulties, we recommend you speak to your child's teacher or School Coordinator to understand how best to support them with their educational needs.

Please click here to access the ADEC School Finder.

How are students with special needs managed?

There are no dedicated special needs private schools in Abu Dhabi, however some schools offer catered special needs classes and/or programs. Please contact your private school directly to learn more about these dedicated programs. School contact information can be found on the ADEC School Finder.

Please click here to access the ADEC School Finder.

Grade 12 Examinations

Where can G12 students receive their reports?

Students from public and private schools shall receive their reports from their own schools; whereas various venues & locations have been allocated for learners of adult education centers and home schooling to collect their reports from (See attached)

Where will re-sit and postponed exam notifications be delivered?

Students from public and private schools shall receive their exam notifications from their own schools; whereas various venues & locations have been announced for learners of adult education centers and home schooling to collect their notifications from (See attached)

When will re-sit and postponed exams take place?

Starting from Sunday, 18/06/2017 until Thursday, 22/06/2017.

Where will the re-sit and postponed exams take place?

Abu Dhabi and Al Dhafrah students shall take re-sit/postponed exams at the same exam venues where they had their end of T3 exams; (This applies to students of public and private schools, adult education, and home learners)
Al Ain students have been allocated the following exam venues:

- Public and private schools - male students: Al Maqam School.
- Public and private schools - female students: Um Kalthoom School.
- Male adult education students and home learners will take the re-sit exams at Zayed the First Center.
- Female Adult education students and home learners will take the re-sit exams at Al-Ain Morning Center.

How many subjects may a student repeat in case of failing?

A student may take re-sit exams in up to 3 subjects. In case only one subject is passed out of the three after the re-sit exam, the student may sit for the postponed re-sit exams in the other two subjects.
In case all three subjects were failed after the first attempt, the students fails the year and shall repeat grade 12 the next year.

Is the score of a repeated subject calculated as part of the overall grade and percentage?

Yes

Is the score of any repeated subject added to the continuous assessment score?

For the postponed exam, the student's grade is added to the grade obtained in the trimesters’ exams throughout the school year. As for the exam score, only the grade obtained by the student in the exam paper is calculated.

What is the process for re-sit exams in General Stream for private schools, adult education, and home schooling?

Science is divided into three parts/ trimesters:
(T1 – Biology, T2 - Physics, T3 – Chemistry). If the final grade of a student is less than 60, the trimester which has been failed shall be considered; if the lowest score is T3, then the student must take re-sit exam in Science, Chemistry part only. If a student fails all the 3 parts, then he/she must take the re-sit exam in all the 3 parts, (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) being considered as one subject.

May a student apply for review of an exam (similar to T1 & T2)

No

What are the procedures in case a student discovers errors related to his personal information included in the certificate?

In such case, the student shall report to an ADEC Customer Service Center in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, or Al Dhafrah, bringing his/her original valid passport as well as the report which contains the error.

G12 Report/Certificate Distribution Centers for Adult Education and Home Learners for the SY 2016/2017

Electronic Student Information System (eSIS) for Parents

How do I get access to Parent Assistant (eSIS)?

Parents can access the Parent Assistant (eSIS) by clicking here .

What are the credentials required to login?

Parents can use their abudhabi.ae username and password to login to the Parent Assistant (eSIS) portal or they can register as new users.

Please click here to login as a new user.

What if I received an error during login? Who can I call for additional support?

If you are receiving an error message when trying to login onto the Parent Assistant portal, you should confirm with your school that your Emirates ID is registered with the school and linked to your profile.

For additional support, please click here to visit the Abu Dhabi Government page or call 800-555.

Restructuring Cycle 3

Overview:

This FAQ document provides answers to basic questions about the expected changes in Cycle 3 for the academic year 2015-16. Please check other links and documents for more detailed information about the Cycle 3 changes.

What are ADEC’s priorities?

We want our schools to match the best in the world. Every student has to matter and has the chance to succeed. Our schools need to build upon our local language and culture; our students need to know their heritage. They also need to understand science and new technologies and embrace them. This will offer them the widest range of opportunities in future education and careers.

What is the Abu Dhabi School Model (ADSM)?

This is the name of our new approach to education, which started in 2010-2011 with KG1 to Grade 3 students. This academic year, 2015-2016, the implementation of ADSM will reach Grade 8. Through ADSM our students now learn different things in more interesting ways, in both Arabic and English. ADSM will be fully implemented in all year levels up to G12 by the year 2020. The ADSM reaches Cycle 3 in 2017.

Why were the changes made to Cycle 3 starting in the 2015-16 academic year?

There are many good things about our previous Cycle 3. However, too many students leave school without the skills and knowledge required for careers and higher education. Most Grade 12 students need a “Foundation Year” in university to prepare them for academic learning. Previously, students had to choose the “Literature” or “Science” stream; there were no choices offered in subjects. The majority of students did not have enough preparation in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) to keep study and career options open. We could not wait until the ADSM reaches Grade 10 in 2017-2018. Therefore, we needed to create greater opportunities to ensure success for more of our students.

Which students are affected and when?

This academic year, 2015-16, both Grade 10 and 11 students are experiencing a modified curriculum and new approaches to assessment. Grade 12 students will be unaffected and will continue following MoE curriculum and assessment in 2015-16. The following year (2016-17) Grade 12 students will also be affected by these changes.

What are the main features of the changes?

There is a greater emphasis on deeper learning with students being encouraged to master concepts rather than simply remember facts. We are doing this by more clearly defining appropriate levels of:

  • breadth: knowledge, skills and understanding to be developed by the end of each year
  • challenge: to extend young minds and encourage innovative and creative approaches
  • application: using knowledge skills and understanding to solve problems

Over the next 5 years we shall progressively develop not only what our students at cycle 3 learn, but how they learn. The curriculum is not the subjects which are taught. It includes all the learning experiences which are planned for young people through their education.

Which subjects students study in 2015-16?

Grade 10 students study the following subjects for the number of periods shown:

Subjects Table

Courses (Grade 10) Periods
Islamic Education 3
Integrated Social Studies 3
Arabic Language 5 + 1
English Language 8
Mathematics 8
Physics 4
Chemistry 3
Biology 3
Digital Technology and Innovation (DTI) [1] 3
Innovation & Student Support [2] 1
Physical Education / Jiu-Jitsu 2
Academic & Career Counseling [2] 1

[1] DTI is a new course allowing students to develop creative design and planning skills using a range of new technologies.

[2] The management of these two periods is done through Cycle 3 Steering Committee (Student Support) and in collaboration with individual schools as per their needs.

Grade 11 students are no longer placed into “Science” or “Literature” streams. All students study the core subjects and have the opportunity to choose 2 science electives from (Biology II, Chemistry II, and Geo-Science)

Subjects Table
Courses (Grade 11) Periods
Islamic Education 3
Integrated Social Studies 3
Arabic Language 5 + 1
English Language 8
Mathematics II 8
Physics II 4
Science Elective 1 (See below) 3 + 3
Digital Technology and Innovation (DTI) 3
Innovation & Student Support 1
Physical Education / Jiu-Jitsu 2
Academic & Career Counseling 1

Subjects Table
Science Electives Periods
Biology II 3
Chemistry II 3
Geo-Science 3

Students select 2 electives

What will students study in 2016-17?

In 2016-17 all students in Grades 10 and 11 will take the same modified courses as in 2015-16. The Grade 12 students will be in the second year of courses started in 2015-16.The table below summarizes all courses on offer for Grade 12 in 2016-17.

Subjects Table

Courses (Grade 12) Periods
Islamic Education 3[1]
Integrated Social Studies 3[1]
Arabic Language 5 [1]+ 1[2]
English Language 8
Mathematics III 8
Advanced Science Electives 3 + 3 + 3
Advanced Digital, Technology and Innovation (DTI) 3
Innovation & Student Support 1
Physical Education / Jiu-Jitsu 2
Academic & Career Counseling 1
International Test Preparation 1
Total 45

[1] MoE curriculum and ADEC assessment

[2] Extra period for speech and communication (includes debate training and competition)

Subjects Table
Science Electives Periods Weight %
Advanced Physics 3 10
Advanced Biology 3 10
Advanced Chemistry 3 10
Geo-Science 3 10
Advanced Geo-Science 3 10

Students select 3 and based on Grade 11 electives

In addition, ADEC will continue to develop and provide more elective courses for Grades 11 and 12, increasing student choice while enhancing career and study opportunities in the future.

What are the weightings for the subjects in Grades 10 and 11 in 2015-16 and in Grade 12 in 2016-17?

Each subject does not count equally to the final overall mark. The weightings for each subject are in the table below:

Subjects Table

Courses (Grade 10) Weighting
Islamic Education 10%
Integrated Social Studies 10%
Arabic Language 10%
English Language 10%
Mathematics 20%
Physics 10%
Chemistry 10%
Biology 10%
Digital Technology and Innovation (DTI) 5%
Innovation and Student Support 0
Physical Education / Jiu-Jitsu 0
Academic & Career Guidance 0
Attendance 5%
Total 100%


Subjects Table >
Courses (Grade 11) Weighting
Islamic Education 10%
Integrated Social Studies 10%
Arabic Language 10%
English Language 10%
Mathematics II 20%
Physics II 10%
Science Elective I 10%
Science Elective II 10%
Digital Technology and Innovation (DTI) 5%
Innovation and Student Support 0
Physical Education / Jiu-Jitsu 0
Academic & Career Guidance 0
Attendance 5%
Total 100%


Subjects Table
Courses (Grade 12) Weighting
Islamic Education 10%
Integrated Social Studies 10%
Arabic Language 10%
English Language 10%
Mathematics III 20%
Science Elective I 10%
Science Elective II 10%
Science Elective III 10%
Digital Technology and Innovation (DTI) 5%
Innovation and Student Support 0
Physical Education / Jiu-Jitsu 0
Academic & Career Guidance 0
International Test Preparation 5%
Total 100%

This Academic year, 2015-16, the performance of grade 12 students continues to be assessed using the Ministry of Education arrangements.

What is the language of learning in 2015-16 and in the future?

Apart from in English language lessons, Cycle 3 students are taught their subjects in Arabic by Arabic speaking teachers. However, at the same time, selected resources in English are available to support and stimulate learning for those who can access them.

This Academic year (2015-16) students in Grade 8 and below continue to learn science and mathematics through English speaking teachers. These students will enter Cycle 3 at the beginning of academic year 2017-18. At that time there may be changes to some subjects and courses to take account of their enhanced English language skills. However, students will be able to move seamlessly into Grade 10 ready to be challenged and invigorated by the curriculum, continuing to use English as the medium for learning in science and mathematics. This will also prepare them to study in both languages in the courses they choose to follow in higher education.

What are the changes to assessment for 2015-16?

Each subject course defines what students need to learn. We call these definitions the “Learning Outcomes” (LO). They are statements about the knowledge and skills students need to demonstrate and the concepts they need to understand. Learning Outcomes include expectations for problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, and working in groups. Teachers use a scope-and-sequence to define which outcomes are assessed each Trimester. In 2015-2016, teachers start to measure each student’s progress using these learning outcomes.
Teachers use 3 levels to describe how each student is doing.

Mastered (M): complete understanding or highly skilled
Developing (D): getting better
Emerging (E): just beginning to understand the concept or to learn the skill
No achievement (N): Student demonstrated no understanding of any part of the LO concept or skill.

Working this way helps teachers and students to be clear about what has to be learned and taught. The student also knows and what needs to do next. We prepared guides for students and teachers. These guides state clearly what students need to do to master outcomes. Teachers record each student’s progress in our secure student information system (eSIS). Teachers can produce progress reports for students or parents. It also builds up a continuous assessment (CA) record. This contributes to the student’s overall grade for the year.

The other part of the students’ grade for most subjects comes from examinations. Each student’s final overall grade is based on all the subjects they study. Students also continue to sit EMSA (External Measure of Student Achievement) tests. These inform teachers about students’ progress. They also tell us the effectiveness of schools and their approaches.

A separate document that describes in details the assessment process and its techniques has been published and sent to all teachers. They will also participate in training workshops.

Which resources are available to support students’ learning?

Just as they do in the ADSM, students use a blend of textbooks, teacher-generated materials and online resources. These are provided by ADEC or available through approved local and international web-sites. Not every course have a single textbook. Some courses include dynamic learning outcomes. For example, Design, Technology and Innovation and Geo-Science courses require computers, tools, online links, technical and laboratory reports, and up-to-date information and data.

Each school also have an Academic Learning Support Team to provide extra guidance and reinforce learning for those students who would benefit from individual support to reach their goals. Support may be offered both during the school day and after school, in response to demand and specific need.

Are teachers able to meet the demands of the modified curriculum?

All courses have a range of teacher guides and support materials. These are designed to optimize teaching and learning opportunities. They also support the creation of a better learning environment. Teachers receive training before the academic year starts and during student holiday breaks. This allow them to become familiar with course materials and to share effective teaching and learning practice. Online portals and ADEC internal SharePoint provide exemplar model lessons and student assignments which teachers can use to enrich learning experiences.

How principals and schools are supported during these changes?

ADEC has a School and System Readiness Group. Experienced School Operations staff including Cluster Managers, Educational Advisors and Principals identify school needs, including material resources, staffing and infrastructure. There are also various sources of help for curriculum, assessment and other issues to provide information and support in a timely and helpful manner.

Can we deliver the new courses in the required timescale?

The timescale for the Cycle 3 reform is ambitious and demanding, but can be achieved. The changes will be phased in over a 4 to 5 year period, starting in 2015-16. In August 2015 there are some adjustments to the curriculum at Grade 10. Also in 2015-16, a unified course is introduced at Grade 11 to draw together the best features of the earlier “streamed” courses. Schools and teams from ADEC HQ are working closely together to take account of existing practice in our schools. The Learning Outcomes in each subject are built on students’ previous attainments. Not only will the 2020 Grade 12 students be the first graduates to benefit from the Abu Dhabi School Model, but students graduating in 2017, 2018 and 2019 will also have had improved teaching and learning. Increasing numbers of school leavers will access undergraduate courses at Higher Education institutions without the need for a Foundation year.

What will be the long-term benefits of this reform?

The changes to Cycle 3 will give our students the understanding, skills and attributes they will need to meet the known and as-yet-undefined demands and challenges of 21st Century society. The Cycle 3 reform has been designed to support the aims, values and intent of the ADSM. Learners will receive a planned, connected and progressive educational experience. High-school graduates will benefit from an assessment and qualifications system that supports learning and enables them to follow any academic or career path.

Talented Students Scholarships Program

What is the importance of the Talented Students Scholarships Program?

ADEC offers the Talented Students Scholarships Program for outstanding grade 12 Emirati students and ongoing university students attending universities recommended by ADEC. Students are encouraged to major in specialized disciplines offered by leading universities within the UAE and abroad. These disciplines are needed for Abu Dhabi’s growth and sustainability.

What are the majors recommended by ADEC for the Talented Students Scholarships Program?

In UAE: Medicine, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics (Teaching), Chemistry (Teaching), Physics (Teaching), Biology (Teaching), Statistics, Economics

Abroad: Medicine, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Nuclear Physics, Astronomy & Space Science, Biotechnology and Genetics, Accounting, Finance, Economics

Who is eligible to apply for the Talented Students Scholarships Program?

G12 graduates:

- Must be a UAE national
- Must not be older than 24 years
- Must be high school fresh graduate (academic year 2016-2017)
- Must score 85% or higher in grade 12 in both (term 1 and final certificate) or equivalent
- Must pass the interview and tests required by ADEC
- Must obtain an admission acceptance letter from an academic institution/major approved by ADEC
- Must pass the IELTS exam with minimum required score of 5.5 (or equivalent)
- Male students who will join the National Service Program upon completing the high school must register for the Scholarships Program during the registration period

University students:

- Must be a UAE national
- Must not be older than 24 years
- Must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours in university/major approved by ADEC (students enrolled in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences must complete at least the first year of the medical sciences)
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 from 4.00
- Must pass the interview and tests required by ADEC
- Must pass the IELTS exam with a minimum required score of 5.5 (or equivalent)

How to apply for the Talented Students Scholarships Program?

Applying for the program will be only online through ADEC website via https://scholarships.adec.ac.ae. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

What is the timeline to apply for the Talented Students Scholarship Program?

The registration will start from March 5, 2017 to April 22, 2017.

What are the documents required to apply for the Talented Students Scholarships Program?


- A copy of a valid passport including the unified number page
- A copy of the Family Book
- A copy of a valid Emirates ID card
- One personal photo (passport size)
- Attested copies of grade 9, grade 10, grade 11 and grade 12 final certificates
- A copy of the acceptance letter from a higher education institution/major recommended by ADEC
- A copy of valid IELTS certificate (or equivalent)
- A copy of the National Service Letter (for male students only)
- A copy of the latest academic transcript (for university students)

What are the advantages and incentives offered when joining the Talented Students Scholarships Program?

In UAE:

- A monthly stipend of AED 6,250 for the single scholar and AED 6,875 for the male married student
- A remuneration equals to a two-month stipend if the scholar completes 30 credits in an academic year with at least 3.6 or above
- All tuition fees are covered if the scholar is studying in a private university approved by ADEC
- Assisting in sourcing job opportunities after graduation


Abroad:

- All tuition fees will be covered
- Travel arrangement costs of AED 6,000 in addition to a computer allowance of AED 5,000 to be paid once only
- A monthly stipend of USD 4,000
- A monthly accommodation allowance of USD 1,000 for the single scholar and USD 2,000 for the married scholar
- Textbook allowance of USD 1,000 twice per academic year
- Two economy class round trip tickets per academic year for the scholar
- Extra two economy class round trip tickets for first-degree family relative accompanying single national female scholar and a daily stipend of USD 150 for 90 days only
- A remuneration equals to a two-month stipend if the scholar completes 30 credits in an academic year with at least 3.6 or above
- Medical insurance
- Assisting in sourcing job opportunities after graduation

How can I get help if any technical error occurred during submitting the application?

In case you encountered any technical problem during application submission, you may contact Guidance@adec.ac.ae to obtain the necessary assistance.

How can I follow up on my application? When will I know if it is approved?

We understand your eagerness to know the status of your application for the scholarship, and we assure you that ADEC will communicate with all applicants to inform them of the latest updates relating to their applications status.

What if I forget the password or username?

Please click on the link “Forgot Password”, in order to retrieve your password. In case you forget your username, please send us your Emirates ID number via Guidance@adec.ac.ae

Study Leave program for Abu Dhabi Government Employees

Why is this program important?

This program encourages UAE nationals, working in Abu Dhabi Government, to major in some fields that are of high priority to UAE. It provides them with an opportunity to complete their university education or post graduate studies in leading universities within UAE and abroad. Furthermore, this scholarship program contributes to the efforts towards achieving the emiratization goals.

What are the advantages of this program?

In UAE:

Coverage of tuition fees


Abroad:

- Coverage of tuition fees
- Coverage of schools tuition fees for the scholar’s accompanying children (for children between 4 and 18 years old)
- Medical insurance for the scholar and accompanying immediate family

What are the requirements for applying to and enrolling in this program?

- Must be a UAE national
- Must have completed a minimum of two years of service in government entity
- Must have received “Good” performance appraisal in the last two annual performance appraisal reports
- Must provide acceptance letter, specifying type of study, major and study period, from a higher education institution recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and recommended by ADEC
- The employee must be nominated by his/her employer in coordination with ADEC Guidance and Scholarship Division
- Must master the language of study as required by the accepting university or institute to be able to continue his studies; Scholarships Committee may allow the candidate to study language abroad for six months that may be renewed for a similar period based on the reports submitted by the cultural offices abroad or supervisory bodies; such period(s) will not be considered as a part of the study leave
- Must achieve the required score in IELTS or TOEFL IBT as follows:

Bachelor degree:
IELTS: 5.0
TOEFL IBT: 60

MA degree:
IELTS: 5.5
TOEFL IBT: 75

Ph D degree:
IELTS: 6
TOEFL IBT: 80

What are the disciplines required by this program?

No specific discipline, but the major the employee wants to study must match the nature of his work.

What are the documents required to apply for this Program?

- An official Letter signed by the Head of the employee’s work
- A letter stating that the discipline the employee is intending to study is in line with the employee’s nature of work
- A letter stating the duration of employee’s service
- The last 2 annual performance reports
- Employee’s IELTS or TOEFL IBT score
- An admission letter from a higher education institution or a university approved and recommended by ADEC, stating the discipline and nature of study
- A copy of the last Academic Certificate with the academic record
- A copy of an equivalency certificate (for those who have studied at universities abroad or at private universities in UAE)
- A letter from the MOHESR approving the discipline and the university the employee is intending to study in (for those who wish to study abroad)
- A copy of a valid passport including page of unified number (UID No.)
- A copy of the Family Book
- A copy of the national ID
- Personal photo

When is the timeline for application and how to apply for this program?

- ADEC shall determine the submission period and shall notify the government entities.
- The employee applies for this program through the entity he works for, and in turn the entity coordinates with ADEC.

Careers

When will ADEC start interviewing the job applicants? (What is the next step after passing the first interview?)

Each position has a different interview schedule. You will only be contacted for an interview if you are chosen as a shortlisted candidate. HR will send you an email describing the interview steps if you are chosen for an interview, or the next steps if you have passed the first interview.

Please click here to visit the i-recruitment portal for your latest status update.

How can I follow up on the status of my job application?

ADEC receives job applications on the career and recruitment portal i-recruitment.

Please click here to visit the i-recruitment portal.

If you have been shortlisted, you will be contacted within 2 weeks from the date you made an application.
An automated system message will be sent to your login email after 30 days from the date you made an application, in case you have not been shortlisted for the position.
In case, you wish to speak to the HR personnel, please have the application number and vacancy code available for easy location of your application.

Where can I learn about vacancies at ADEC-HQ? (When will ADEC post available vacancies?)

ADEC is constantly looking to hire qualified, talented and multi-skilled employees. Like all public sector entities in the UAE and Abu Dhabi we are also very supportive of UAE Nationals joining the work force and we aim to be a role model in the Emiratization efforts.

While teaching vacancies are posted seasonally in preparation for each academic year, many position at ADEC HQ can be found online throughout the year.

Please click here to access our online recruitment portal (i-recruitment). You will be required to register before you have access to ADEC job postings. Please remember to save your login information as you will require it to access your profile during your subsequent visits to the page. You may edit/change your profile information at any time.

You may then apply through i-recruitment to the most suitable vacancy, which fits your career profile in terms of education & experience. Once you apply to a vacancy, an application number assigned to your submission will be automatically sent to your login account email.

Multiple applications can be submitted to vacancies on the portal and each time a new application number will be received for that particular submission.

The i-recruitment portal is continually maintained with new vacancies and positions are being posted, so please check often.

Each vacancy has a unique vacancy code. Please make a note of your code for any future follow-up on your application status.

You may also choose to create your candidate profile in which case you receive notifications about new job vacancies for which you are suitably matched.

What are the qualifications required to apply for a teaching vacancy and what are the required documents?

All applicants to teaching vacancies in ADEC public schools must hold university degrees in the specialty required and have high examination results. All applicants are also expected to take the IELTS exam and achieve at least minimum scores (6.5 in English, 5.5 in Math & IT, and 4 in LRC) depending on the requirements of the teaching position.
In addition, we expect non-National teachers to have at least 2 years of relevant working experience.

For further information on teaching requirements, please click here .