UAE NEWS: Abu Dhabi to get free international code and computer schooling in 2021

The School Network will enroll students aged 18 and over from February 2021.

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi will open the first GCC campus of the 42nd well-known coding and computer coding schools in early 2021.

In a statement, the director of public education – the Department of Education and Information in Abu Dhabi (Adek), announced that the school would accept students in February 2021.

The school campus will be built on purpose, and is located in the Mina Zayed warehouse district. It will be able to accommodate up to 750 students when they are fully employed.

The new campus will be built under Ghadan 21, Abu Dhabi’s three-year plan to accelerate government reforms aimed at accelerating economic transformation of the emirate through investment in the economy, knowledge and society.

A new and disruptive coding school built on the philosophy that everyone deserves the opportunity to test their talent, a 42-purpose campus built in Abu Dhabi will provide a way to transform a diverse and sporty education.

Free learning model
42 Abu Dhabi will follow the uneducated model of coding and programming by French billionaire Xavier Niel, who founded the Network’s opening campus in Paris, olecole 42, in 2013. In just seven years, a growing 42 school network has grown to more than 20 worldwide.

“The establishment of Abu Dhabi 42 reaffirms our commitment to providing next-generation training methods for strategic implementation and fostering future-ready staff at local and regional level,” said Sara Musallam, Adek chairperson.

UAE-France dialogue
“By making coding and coding accessible at all levels and capabilities, 42 Abu Dhabi incorporates the vision of a technology-enabled business plan manager, and contributes to the vision of our leaders to build a safe and reliable competitive, sustainable and open society,” he added.

A recent bilateral landmark in the UAE-France Strategic Dialogue, which has played a key role in placing bilateral cooperation centers in areas of interest, 42 Abu Dhabi follows both newly confirmed countries’ commitment to developing new exchanges in sectors including culture, education, science and technology. artificial intelligence, biotechnology, medtech and agritech.

Strategic cooperation
“Our partnership with France has always focused on education, technology exchange, technology and innovation, with a strong focus on those factors that contribute to the long-term growth of the UAE and economic diversity. Abu Dhabi is the result of that shared desire, ”said Khaldoon Al Mubarak, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, and co-chair of the UAE-France Strategic Dialogue.

Through a project-based, problem-based and peer-to-peer learning approach, 42 students in Abu Dhabi will learn at their own pace and develop collaboratively with the arts.

“The 42nd Network aims to contribute to the development of open and ethical land, without discrimination and without boundaries by race, culture or geographical location. As a pioneer of digital schools, we move forward with 42 Networks while remaining true to our DNA and the values ​​we promote, without compromising on academic excellence. In Abu Dhabi, we have found a perfect partner to expand our work and our values ​​in a new code-free country throughout Arabia, ”said Sophie Viger, chief executive officer of 42 Network.

42 Abu Dhabi
The fully trained cohorts in Abu Dhabi will greatly expand the environment for skilled workers to further the development of the private and public sector, where students learn soft skills, art, problem solving, cooperation, communication, and teamwork, said Majid Al Shamsi, director of higher education business development. in Adek, and project lead at 42 Abu Dhabi.

“No previous coding experience is required for 42 Abu Dhabi students, but students must be curious, committed, hardworking, and creative, and must have the natural ability to adapt and work together. The school will enhance our local and regional skills and give greater impetus to colleagues in all technical fields who need technical talent to meet the needs of digital today and in the future, ”said Al Shamsi.

Who can re-register
Applicants interested in applying to 42 Abu Dhabi, must be at least 18 years old. They can now register at to conduct pre-election online tests that test the ability to understand logic and memory tests. Winners of pre-election nominations are invited to ‘The Piscine’, an inspirational review of a month-long program of encouragement, perseverance, and commitment. The successful nominees will be invited to join the first 42-member team in Abu Dhabi after all ‘The Piscine’ tests have been completed.

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