KHDAs Dr Abdulla Al Karam commemorates 30th anniversary of GEMS Al Khaleej International School

7 June 2023
  • Director General acknowledges 30 years of educational excellence at AKIS
  • Milestone anniversary marks school’s long legacy of nurturing future leaders
  • Dr Karam enjoys tour of AKIS’s state-of-the-art facilities and learning spaces

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), paid a special visit to GEMS Al Khaleej International School (AKIS) in Al Warqa’a to commemorate its 30th anniversary. Dr Karam paid tribute to the school’s remarkable achievements in providing quality education as well as its significant contribution to Dubai’s world-class education sector.

As part of the visit, Dr Al Karam toured the school facilities, interacted with students and staff, and witnessed first-hand the exceptional teaching and learning environment that AKIS has purposefully developed over the past three decades. The school’s commitment to academic excellence, holistic development, and fostering a sense of community was evident in every aspect of its operations.

Dr Al Karam expressed his admiration for the school’s enduring success, saying: “Over the past three decades, GEMS Al Khaleej International School has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing high-quality education to its students and adapting to the evolving needs of its community. This enables the school to continue contributing to shaping the future of our students, our society, and our city. We congratulate the school’s leadership, staff, students, and parents on this significant achievement as the school celebrates its 30th anniversary, and we look forward to achieving even more in the future.”

Ghadeer Abu-Shamat, Superintendent/CEO at GEMS Al Khaleej International School and Senior Vice President – Education at GEMS Education, said: “We are honoured to have Dr Abdulla Al Karam celebrate this significant milestone with us. Over the past 30 years our school has strived to empower our students with knowledge, skills, and values to succeed in an ever-changing world. We remain committed to delivering an exceptional educational experience and shaping the future leaders of tomorrow.”

AKIS boasts premium facilities and innovative resources, including makerspaces, robotics labs, and artificial intelligence labs, which provide a future-focused learning experience to the school’s increasingly diverse and multicultural community encompassing more than 65 nationalities.

As a fully authorised American curriculum school with NEASC and ISC accreditation, AKIS aims to use the next 30 years to continue to build upon its international pedagogical practices and thrive as a leading educational institution.

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