ADEC employs 46 new Emirati security guards across some of its schools

ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Education Council, ADEC, has recently employed 46 new Emirati security guards across various schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Out of the 46 security guards, 15 females were employed in schools across Abu Dhabi, 23 females and two males in Al Ain and five females in the Western Region.

As part of the Emiratisation process and placing Emirati citizens in various positions that best fit their qualifications, the council has introduced this initiative to help parents feel more secure about sending their children to school each day.

“A safe learning environment is vital for students of all ages. Without it they are unable to focus on learning the skills needed for a successful education and future. ADEC is devoted to introducing as many school safety measures as possible, and constantly meet with schools to listen to their suggestions and concerns about how to further enhance safety across schools,” said Khaled Al Ansari, Division Manager at ADEC’s School Services.

With up to 80 per cent Emirati students in public schools, ADEC’s School Services Division felt that attracting Emirati security guards to work in some of ADEC’s schools was an ideal situation.

“We have employed mostly female security guards since most of the school staff are females. Each of these guards has been allotted to schools closest to their homes so as not to inconvenience them. They will also be receiving continuous professional development guidance to keep them updated and informed on ADEC’s latest strategy plans across public schools,” explained Al Ansari.