Entries for Awards of Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance Open until 18th September

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance has announced the opening of nominations for the 25th cycle of its Excellence Awards, which include 9 different categories targeting the UAE, the Gulf region and the Arab world at large.

The Foundation has started accepting entries through the awards website until September 18, 2022. The nine categories of the award include the distinguished student (local), the distinguished student (Gulf), the distinguished university student (local), the distinguished teacher award (local and Gulf), and the distinguished educational specialist award (local), the distinguished school (local and Gulf), the Hamdan-ALECSO award for distinguished educational research, and the local institutions for supporting education award.

“After 25 years of its establishment, the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance continues its pioneering journey in supporting education and fostering talented and innovative experiences that advance the educational process, which is the backbone of progress and development of the Arab world,” said Dr. Jamal Al Muhairi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and General Secretary of Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance. 

“Over the years, the award has proven its distinction through delivering impressive results that leave a clear impact on the education sector of the UAE, Gulf and the Arab world, and through the 25th session, we are confident in the award’s contribution to add more excellence and pioneering experiences in order to support education that plays a crucial role in leading the region towards further progress and prosperity,” added Dr. Jamal Al Muhairi.

“We urge everyone who meets the parameters to apply for the award that provides excellent opportunities for applicants to transform their innovative ideas into reality that will help in bettering education in various parts of the region,” he added.

In accordance with the new standards of the 25th session of the awards of Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance, an evaluation system for all categories was developed through the design of an evaluation tool, ‘the Rubric Marker’, training sessions for participants and arbitrators that were designed and prepared specifically, as well as the application of a pilot phase of the new standards to a group of target people.

The improvement of the standards includes training and familiarizing participants with the new standards and their requirements, details and conditions in order to be fully prepared to participate effectively and increase their chances of winning the various categories of the award. Training services for the 25th cycle have also been developed through virtual training programs, induction films, further meetings and visits to universities and schools to raise awareness about awards, question sessions, launch of inquiry response services through a hotline and e-mail, and answering the frequently asked questions through the website and automatic response.

According to the award stages, Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation will launch a series of educational campaigns to explain the current approved electronic submission to apply for the award categories at the local and Gulf levels where the winners of the awards will be announced by the end of December 2022.