UAE sets ‘Code of Conduct’ for all teachers, school staff
Dubai: The Ministry of Education on Sunday took to social media to announce a ‘Code of Conduct’ for all professionals in the education sector.
The 10 points mostly emphasise and reaffirm adherence to the norms of UAE society and respect for Emirati culture and Islam.
The code also calls for championing tolerance and accepting diversity in religion, ethnicity and culture.
The list calls for committing to safeguard against bullying, neglect, invasion of privacy and violence.
The document aims to guide towards building an institutional culture based on the best ethical standards in the educational environment in the UAE, the Minister of Education, Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, tweeted.
In a statement, he said: “We are proud of our educational professions and we are keen to consolidate the values of the UAE society according to the directives of the wise leadership.”
Also, the code aims at encouraging students to highly regard the UAE’s journey of development and prosperity, and encourage them to actively participate in national activities and events.
The code of conduct includes avoiding the spread of false news and rumours, and refrain from committing any verbal or physical violence against students under all circumstances.
One of the most important principles of the code of conduct is to demonstrate positive behaviour in dealing with the parents and the community.
Workers in General Education Sector must refrain from committing any behavioural or verbal offenses against their colleagues, the educational institution and its employees.
In addition, through the Ministry of Education’s code of conduct, workers in General Education Sector must refrain from using, possessing or falling under the influence of any unauthorised substances, including smoking, in the workplace.
In addition to refraining from spreading socially unacceptable behaviours and discussing gender identity, homosexuality or any other behaviour deemed unacceptable to the UAE’s society.
The code also requires all workers in the sector to adhere to appropriate, non-revealing clothing, respecting the traditions of the UAE and showing a respectful image of workers in the educational sector.