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 Thu, 01 Mar 2018   -   Thu, 01 Mar 2018
 Aldar Academies

March 2018: Aldar Academies has shown again why it's among the leaders of private education in Abu Dhabi by signing an agreement with education organisation Kumon (Kumon Institute of Education, ltd) to pilot its renowned maths programme, in collaboration with JODCO (Japan Oil Development Co).

Nilay Ozral, Aldar Academies CEO, was joined by Kumon delegate Katsuyuki Inoue, Kumon Executive Officer and Yuzo Sengoku, JODCO Director and General Manager, to confirm the trial, which will be led by the education providers' Al Mamoura Academy. Following a successful pilot, Aldar Academies will look to roll the maths programme out across its other five primary schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

With Aldar Academies taking responsibility for student development and Kumon supplying the pioneering methodology, JODCO's role will be to support the implementation of the programme within schools. The Japanese corporation is responsible for connecting Kumon to the market through its past education-focused CSR initiatives in the UAE.

The pilot will support the school's teaching of mathematics using the ‘Kumon Method', which sees students complete worksheets on a daily basis in school. Working at their own pace, students master each concept before progressing to more advanced tasks, and learn life skills of critical thinking and self-discipline alongside technical maths knowledge. Inventive yet effective, the programme reinforces Aldar Academies' commitment to raising the standard of education in the capital by investing in pioneering methods and technologies.

"As a leader for education in Abu Dhabi, one important aim of ours is to raise the standards of education in the capital," commented Ms Ozral. "Yet the Aldar Academies difference comes from the love of learning we hope to inspire in students. We're confident that the Kumon pilot programme will help us to achieve both of these important ambitions."

"We're thrilled to partner with Aldar Academies and bring the Kumon Method to even more schools in the UAE." Commented Mr Inoue.

"Rapid progress is the aim of the nation's leadership, but this is only possible when human knowledge grows at the same pace. Our maths programme meets this need by advancing the development of young minds in this important subject."

About Aldar Academies

Aldar Academies, a division of Aldar Properties PJSC, is a leading provider of private education in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The educator provides inspiring learning environments, combining the very best academic, arts and sporting facilities with the highest standards of teaching. From a single school with 250 students in 2007, Aldar Academies now operates seven schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain with over 6,000 students. Aldar Academies' institutions were rated "Outstanding" by the Abu Dhabi Education Council in its most recent assessments.

Aldar Academies offers the English National Curriculum with an international dimension at six of its seven institutions, and the American Massachusetts State Curriculum at its West Yas Academy. This ensures that all students have access to an international education in a stimulating, multi-cultural setting where academic achievement is nurtured alongside personal development. Operating as integral parts of the communities to which they belong, each of the educator's seven primary and secondary schools allow students to find and pursue their passions while empowering them to shape our future.

Aldar Academies' institutions are, at pre-school and primary level, The Pearl Academy and Al Muna Academy. Serving pre-school, primary, and secondary-age students are Al Ain Academy and Al Yasmina Academy, which operate from FS1 to Year 13. Al Mamoura Academy is a mixed primary and girls-only secondary school, while Al Bateen Academy welcomes secondary school students and offers the IB Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13. West Yas Academy is the first of the organization's institutions to teach the complete American Massachusetts State Curriculum – the most highly regarded curriculum in the United States. For more information, please visit