A first of its kind in the UAE, LEAMS Education introduces IR4.0 and Robotics into its syllabus to make students future-ready. This game-changing initiative is in tandem with UAE Government’s sharp focus on early education to develop advanced skills suited for the 4th Industrial Revolution.
- Global robotics market records a 17.45 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from US$27.73 billion in 2020 to US$74.1 billion by 2026;
- Employees with a high-school-level education or below are most at risk of losing their jobs to 4IR technologies, and some 57 percent of those are expected to have their jobs replaced by automation by 2030;
- According to the global auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Artificial Intelligence will add over $277.1 billion to the GDP of GCC countries in 2030.
- Saudi Arabia will accrue the largest gains from AI, adding $135.2 billion to its economy in 2030. The UAE will see AI contributing 13.6 percent – or $96 billion – to GDP in 2030.
LEAMS Education, a futuristic education management company that operates four of the UAE’s finest schools has launched a game-changing initiative introducing coding and robotics in classroom and laboratories, to make the students future-ready and help them acquire skills needed to excel in the new era dominated by the 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0 or IR4.0).
As per the new initiative, the students are given early lessons and practical training on Coding, Robotics, Designing, Machine Learning and 3-D Printing that will help them to be ready for the Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Digital Disruption that are part of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The subject Robotics is mandatorily taught to all students starting from FS1 and well-integrated into the time-table with two classes held twice a week for each section of students.
Coding and Robotics will create a new class of highly-employable students who will be in an advantageous position to pick up top jobs once they graduate. Many of them will also become job creators by launching technology start-ups.
LEAMS Education, which operates Apple International School, Oxford School, The Indian Academy and Apple Inter Community School, has already conducted the test run of the pilot project for the last few months and yesterday, it announced yesterday at a press conference the full-scale launch of the programme across all its institutions from the new academic session starting in August/September this year.
“As a future-focused education management group, we want to make our students future-ready so that they do not have to struggle in life later on by acquiring new skills that are essential for the 4th Industrial Revolution that is changing the global economy into a digital economy and be the master of their own destiny,” Nabil Lahir, Chief Executive Officer of LEAMS Education Group.
The media were also taken on a tour of The Innovation Lab where students displayed their eagerness and excitement with their skill sets acquired on Robotics during the year.
The announcement comes at a time when the global robotics market records a 17.45 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from US$27.73 billion in 2020 to US$74.1 billion by 2026, according to Mordor Intelligence. The usage of robots is still at its early stage in the UAE, which is expected to pick up in the coming years.
The initiative is in line with the UAE Government’s Centennial Vision 2071 to make the country future-ready as well as future-proof so that its next generation can lead the world through technology and innovation. The UAE Government recently announced the restructuring of the country’s education system by creating the Federal Authority for Early Education as part of a comprehensive plan with child development from birth to the fourth grade that will help prepare the young students to develop skills crucial for the new digital economy – some of which has already been adopted by LEAMS Education in its schools.
“We are inspired by the visionary leadership of the UAE which is constantly inspiring us to do more, be more creative and innovative. Our new initiative is in line with the UAE Government’s vision for the future,” Nabil Lahir says. “If we want to make the UAE a future-proof country, then we need to develop future-ready human talents. LEAMS Education constantly thrives to create future leaders who will lead the future.”
“Our initiative will make a big difference and help achieve meaningful changes in the lives of these young students who will acquire all the necessary skills and succeed in securing the best-paid jobs.”
Early coding, or precoding, offers children experiences that integrate communication, thinking, and problem solving. Children can be immersed in versatile activities that align with multiple areas, like math, problem solving, communication, and literacy.
Artificial Intelligence will add over $277.1 billion to the GDP of GCC countries in 2030. In absolute terms, Saudi Arabia will accrue the largest gains from AI, adding approximately $135.2 billion to its economy in 2030. In relative terms the UAE will see the biggest impact, with AI contributing 13.6 percent – or $96 billion – to GDP in 2030.
LEAMS Education, a UAE-based education management company, is a 42-year-old premier group that administers schools and nurseries across Dubai and Sharjah which provide the best-in-class education.