Emirates News Agency – UAE student teams win 9 medals at 2022 International Olympiads

ABU DHABI, 25th July, 2022 (WAM) — Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi has said that the UAE has taken strategic steps to consolidate and develop its education system and shape the knowledge community and innovation, and strengthen its competitiveness and leadership.

“Today, we are witnessing the results of these efforts through the exceptional levels of the UAE student teams, who won nine gold and bronze medals at the 2022 International Olympiads, as directed by management informed state to enhance our national gains,” Al Falasi said.

He pointed out that the Ministry of Education bases its strategies on modern educational ideas and a vision to realize innovative education, born from the firm belief that imitates national trends. This is achieved by building the capacity of students in various scientific fields and equipping them with critical thinking tools, to encourage Emirati generations who possess the excellent potential to implement the state plans for the next fifty years and formulate effective solutions to local and global challenges. .

Al Falasi explained that the ministry prepared students to participate in the International Student Olympiad, highlighting their scientific excellence and creating a wide range of opportunities for them by discovering and nurturing the best among them in various fields. scientists, in addition to creating a positive competitive environment during the academic stages.

The UAE won nine medals including two gold and seven bronze medals at the 2022 International Physics and Chemistry Olympiad. The Emirati student team showed their brilliant skills at the 52nd Physics Olympiad, which was held virtually in Switzerland from July 12 to 17, 2022, winning two gold and three bronze medals. The chemistry team also won four bronze medals at the International Chemistry Olympiad, held virtually in China.

The list of physics medal winners included Ahmed Al Abdouli from Hamad bin Abdullah Al Sharqi School, Fatima Al Yamahi and Fatima Al Dhanhani from Al Massa School, Mihul Agarwal from Private Secondary School and Sara Korovila from Our Own English High School.

Chemistry medals went to Bashayer Al Yamahi from Al Massa School, Yasmin Mahmoud from Rashidiya School for Secondary Education, Dhanvi Nutial from GEMS Our Own English High School and Shyamal Dwivedi from Our Own English High School, as well an honorary plaque for Adi Sinha of Delhi Private School for his participation in the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Dr. Muhammad Al-Mualla, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Academic Affairs, pointed out that the medals won by the student teams highlight the ministry’s vision.

Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Care and Capacity Building Sector, said that this achievement consolidates the ministry’s role in developing an integrated system for the care of gifted young people and innovations in various scientific and cultural fields. The objective is to achieve the objectives of the national curricula, within an education system that complies with the best educational and international standards, preparing students to build the future and contributing to the construction of a knowledge economy.

The recipients credited this achievement to the positive efforts, care and attention provided by the ministry, and the establishment of an appropriate environment that helps them succeed.

Of the 19 students, four went to the Biology and Chemistry Olympiads, five to the Physics Olympiads and six to the Mathematics Olympiads.

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