Middle East’s top education awards programme gains international interest; call for entries announced

gessThe GESS Education Awards has announced it is now accepting entries for the fourth edition of the premier education awards in the region.

GESS Education Awards (GEA) has recognized and rewarded the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational institutions and outstanding accomplishments of education professionals to raise quality standards for teaching and learning in schools across the region.

Based primarily in the UAE, GEA has nonetheless received international attention, with submissions coming from the UK, Denmark, South Africa, Colombia, Pakistan, Australia, India and Egypt; in addition to entries received from Middle Eastern countries.

“We want to celebrate excellence in the education sector in the Middle East, to contribute to the raising of quality standards that will hopefully help spur meaningful and lasting change in the Arab world in the years, to come,” said Sarah Edwards-Palmer, Marketing Manager, F&E Group, organisers of the GESS Education Awards that will take place on March 15, 2017. “The interest from international companies is again very strong with submissions coming in from USA, India, Egypt, UK, Canada, Pakistan, Spain, Oman and Finland.”

Among the highlights of the recognition programme is the Lifetime Achievement Award, given in partnership with Táaleem, which celebrates an individual or initiative that has had a great impact on the education landscape in the Middle East.

“The education market in the Middle East has grown rapidly in the last decade, and has witnessed many exemplary contributions that have made it into what it is today. We are honoured to be given the opportunity to put the spotlight on and celebrate these achievements through the Lifetime Achievement Awards,” said Clive Pierrepont, Director of Communications, Táaleem.

The awards are open to submissions for various categories, grouped into two distinct sections – one for suppliers and/or distributors of educational products and services; another for schools, teachers and education professionals.  Deadline for submission of entries is on 12 December 2016. Further information on the award categories may be obtained from the website at www.gessawards.com.

The event is one of the highlights of GESS Dubai, the premier education exhibition and conference in the Middle East taking place on 14-16 March 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.