The first full-time public, public and Chinese school opened outside of China in Dubai. Dubai Chinese School, which opened last week, includes a 12-year basic education from elementary school to university. The number of students to register is 800, but only 200 are registered on the opening day.
The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, and said, "The opening of the first Chinese school outside China reflects the deepening and strengthening of friendship and cooperation between China and the UAE. He said that he considers it a satisfactory first step."
The opening ceremony was broadcast simultaneously on the Internet in the eastern city of Hangzhou, the hometown of World Customs Organization employees and teachers. The school will also provide a high-quality basic Chinese education opportunity for Chinese children who work and live in Dubai.
On the other hand, Li Shuhang, Consul General of China in Dubai, stated that the school in question can be considered as a pioneering institution paving the way for the globalization of Chinese education. Abdullah Al-Karam, Director General of the Dubai Office of Science and Human Development, considered the school a new start in education between China and the UAE. He said that China and the UAE have been a close friendship for many years, and this school is the best symbol for that.
In addition to the Chinese Education Program, the school will teach Arabic, Islamic Sciences, Ethics, and other branches under the UAE National Education Program.
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