Last week, the leading education conference & exhibition in the Middle East region, GESS Dubai (Global Educational Supplies & Solutions), concluded on a high note, providing thousands of educators and professionals access to the latest trends and developments from leading experts around the world.
During GESS, local and international exhibitors showcased their latest offerings and solutions. Opportunities for UK companies to be aware of in the UAE and wider Middle East region include the need for more content providers, solutions around literacy, digital education tools (i.e., robotics and AI-powered learning products).
In parallel with GESS, the UAE and Israel signed a MoU in educational affairs covering general, higher, technical and vocational education in order to facilitate and promote cooperation between educational institutions in both countries.
UK EdTech company, My Online Schooling, a virtual portal providing a full-time British education online to children of school age, is just one of many companies with plans to develop further presence in the UAE and recognises that students learn in different ways and that the traditional one-size-fits-all approach is no longer appropriate, hence its objective to improve educational possibilities for the youth of the UAE.
With approx. 10 new private schools to be opened in the UAE in 2022, adding to the existing supply of 567 institutions, and the shift towards more high-tech, personalised and specific approaches, UK companies should be taking advantage of the opportunities offered in the UAE.