SHARJAH UAE: The Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) has appointed Sahab Smart Solutions as its technology partner to develop the Sharjah Education Academy (SEA) e-platform as well as its digital infrastructure.
The appointment is in pursuance of SEA’s goals to offer programmes and courses that will produce qualified management and education professionals who will be the key leaders of Sharjah’s digital transformation journey. The step also reflects Sharjah’s committed efforts in creating digital-first, student-centric educational environments.
Sahab Smart Solutions has been tasked with the development of the SEA e-platformas well as provide smart solutions to the academy. Additionally, Sahab will facilitate the application of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence by the academy.
Established in 2018 by the Sharjah Asset Management Holding (SAMH), Sahab Smart Solutions is the technology partner of the Government of Sharjah. It offers the facilitation of latest digital solutions and innovations in both smart-city and smart-government sectors.
Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashemi, Chairperson of SPEA, stressed that digitalising their courses programmes in order to make them accessible to a wider cross-section of people via the e-platform reiterated the authority’s belief in exploring and utilising wide-ranging smart solutions to advance educational output. She noted, with this partnership, Sahab has assumed a central role in helping SEA achieve its goals of developing the skillsets of staff in educational institutions.
“We are confident that such partnerships will help SEA play a pivotal role in advancing and increasing the competitiveness of the educational sector in Sharjah, which is aligned with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to build a knowledge-based society,” Dr. Al Hashemi added.
For his part, Amin Al Zarouni, CEO of Sahab, said that their company’s expertise is backed by vast experience in providing customised smart solutions to various government bodies,which has significantly improved the latter’s public services and other offerings. Adding that Sahab was more than a smart solutions provider,he emphasised the company seeks to function as a core partner in Sharjah’s sustainable digital transformation and overall development.
Al Zarouni added: “Sahab believes that adopting smart solutions, especially in the education sector, will help boost the emirate’s digital transformation efforts. It will result in successive generations of qualified and trained human capital to who will lead the UAE’s knowledge-based economy built on innovation, diversity and competitiveness.”
The Sahab CEO further noted that the changes around the world, dictated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, highlighted the importance of an advanced technology infrastructure to ensure business continuity in vital sectors such as healthcare and education.
Established by an Emiri decree in June 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Sharjah Education Academy is a non-profit academic institution specialising in academic and vocational training for teachers and educational leaders in the Emirate of Sharjah.