ADNOC Schools Honors its Kumon Program High-Achievers

Tuesday 11 December 2018
Abu Dhabi - MENA Herald:

This week, ADNOC Schools celebrated the students who have excelled as participants of the world-acclaimed Kumon learning method – a few months after the program was piloted at two of the education provider’s schools.

Launched in partnership with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Japan Oil Development Co. Ltd. (JODCO) and the Kumon Institute of Education (KIE), the learning program supports ADNOC Schools’ commitment to excellence in STEM education across its four campuses.

Recognizing the accomplishment, Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Chairman of ADNOC Schools and Director of Human Capital & Administration at ADNOC, was joined by Kazuyoshi Arisaka, Director and General Manager of JODCO Abu Dhabi branch and Masaki Tsuda, General Manager of KIE, Abu Dhabi, to present awards to participating students at ADNOC Schools’ Sas Al Nakhl campus on December 09, 2018 and Madinat Zayed campus on December 10, 2018.

The award ceremonies honored the outstanding accomplishments of the more than 100 students across Grade 1 who have participated in the program so far. Students were awarded ‘Hardest Worker’, ‘Inspiring Award’ and ‘Best Instructor’ accolades, among other certificates, in recognition of their progress on the program.

Al Mazrouei said: “On behalf of the ADNOC Group, I am extremely proud of the students who have displayed remarkable dedication and progress during the Kumon program. I’d also like to extend my gratitude to students’ parents for their trust in the Kumon learning method and for encouraging their children to pursue greater academic and life opportunities.

“ADNOC’s partnership with JODCO and KIE is a testimony to ADNOC Schools’ firm commitment to promoting innovative and effective educational opportunities across our schools, with a particular focus on self-learning and growth that are so critical to the future of our country,” he added.

Yozo Ogawa, Chief Coordinator of KIE, shared, “We’re thrilled to see the continued success of the Kumon method here in Abu Dhabi. In fact, our partnership with ADNOC Schools is one of the best implementations of the Kumon program I’ve seen around the world. This is a testament to both the effectiveness of our methods and the value that ADNOC Schools places on the STEM skills as a vital tool for the next generation. These awards tell us that a promising pool of future industry leaders is emerging here in the UAE.”

The world-renowned Japanese learning program has proven to help students build greater confidence and improve mathematical skills across many levels of proficiency. Kumon’s learning method uses an individualized approach, aimed to unleash the potential of children through daily practice and mastery of learning materials to help develop their study and test taking skills. The program has also been lauded for its ability to help students build better learning habits, and a strong understanding of fundamental topics.

To date, the Kumon method has helped hone the advanced study skills of over 4.2 million students across 51 countries. Prior to the recent achievements of ADNOC Schools students and other participating schools, ADNOC, JODCO and KIE discussed plans to roll the program out over the next five years to a total of 10 schools in Abu Dhabi and the Al Dhafra region. This expanded reach would positively impact almost 10,000 students from Grades 1 to 5.

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