(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
ABU DHABI, 26th August, 2017 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, has revealed that scheduled delivery is on track for the construction of six schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, two of which are on Abu Dhabi island and four in Al Ain, during the period from April to September 2017.
The project, in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Education Council, ADEC, is part of the Abu Dhabi Future Schools Programme. It forms part of Musanada's efforts to contribute to achieving the primary objectives of the Abu Dhabi Plan to construct educational facilities that aid in creating a promising educated generation that is involved in serving the nation and community. The programme also seeks to enable students to enhance and improve their capabilities and skills and to enrich the innovative system and culture of the emirate.
"Construction of these schools takes place in the context of the future schools programme and implementing international best practices, whether in terms of the design of classrooms, sports halls and multi-purpose halls, or in terms the appropriate and attractive educational environment, as well as state-of-the-art equipment and systems, all aligned to the needs of future generations, providing them with best educational settings," said Saleh Al Ali, Musanada's Acting Education Director.
Khaled Al Ansari, School Services Division Manager at ADEC, expressed his keenness to provide an appropriate educational environment for students with the use of state-of-the-art equipment and tools in modern school buildings that further enhance and support the educational process in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Al Ansari praised ADEC's partnership with Musanada in delivering educational facilities in line with best international standards that meet sustainability standards while providing students with additional information and knowledge on sustainable and eco-friendly educational facilities. He added that this helps support the teaching and learning process for both students and educators.
ADEC's School Services Division Manager explained that the designs of future schools encourage students to come up with concepts of creativity and innovation, while enhances their skills and talent through taking part in various activities in line with the modern curriculum that focuses on critical thinking and analysis to create a knowledge-based generation of youth.
The new school buildings not only offer a sustainable, safe and secure environment for students and educators alike, but also helps encourage parents and members of the local community to use various school facilities after official school hours, such as state of the art IT tools, the sports hall, external grounds, the library and the schools theater, he added.
The total construction cost of these schools amounts to AED671 million, with two schools being in Abu Dhabi, namely Al Dana School in Mohammed bin Zayed City and Al Watan School in Shakhbout City.
In Al Ain, Musanada has completed the construction of four schools at the cost of AED447.5 million. Al Yahar School and Al Shuwaiba School have been carried out as part of Phase 6 of the future school programme. Each school will accommodate up to 1,250 male and female pupils, in 50 classrooms, and 240 kindergartners in 12 classrooms. Both schools will have various administrative buildings, a cafeteria, a dining hall, a multi-purpose room, laboratories and music rooms.
Musanada has also completed Al Quwa School in Al Ain city and the Ain Al Fayda School in Al Ain city.
Al Ali said that Musanada manages the design and construction of schools and educational facilities following best international practices, aligned to sustainability requirements, where each of the schools has attained the 2-pearl rating stipulated by Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.
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