Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, has affirmed that the quality, preparedness and efficiency of Bahrain’s education infrastructure are the outcome of the ongoing efforts to enhance the performance of the education sector and its national institutions.
The aim is to achieve the goals of the comprehensive development process, led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and supported by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, he said.
“The Kingdom of Bahrain has always attached special attention to formal education in its various stages and disciplines, and we have every right to be proud of the outputs and national cadres that this system has produced over more than a century, which have contributed to the building and progress of our nation of giving,” he added.
Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla made the statements while visiting the University of Bahrain (UoB) today to be informed about the developments of the future building of the College of Engineering.
Upon arrival, the Deputy Prime Minister was welcomed by Wael bin Nasser Al-Mubarak, Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture Minister, Ibrahim bin Hassan Al-Hawaj, Works Minister, Yasser bin Ibrahim Hamdan, Electricity and Water Affairs Minister, Amna bin Ahmed Al-Romaihi, Housing and Urban Planning Minister, and Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Education Minister and UoB Board of Trustees Chairman, in addition to a number of officials.
The Deputy Premier reviewed a presentation on the project to relocate the College of Engineering to the UoB campus in Sakhir, and the advantages of designing its buildings.
The future College of Engineering will be built on a total area of 252,000 square metres, and include classrooms, halls, a library, modern workshops, well-equipped laboratories, and four auditoriums, in addition to a large multi-purpose hall and parking lots. It will also contribute to developing the region’s infrastructure and facilities that serve students.
Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla highlighted the importance of the educational environment in motivating university students to achieve the highest levels of excellence and creativity, praising the future project to build a new College of Engineering at UoB, which is one of the most important strategic projects included within the government buildings sector that will be implemented soon.
He indicated that the new premises of the College of Engineering will pave the way for a new start for the engineering work, given the capabilities that the college will provide to students and those working in engineering specialisations upon its completion and beginning of its operation.
He added that the college project is a distinctive step towards more creativity and innovation, based on the advanced key components it will provide to the engineering sectors, noting that it will provide a favourable environment for future engineers, as its design is consistent with the requirements and needs of modern engineering education.
Education Minister and UoB Board of Trustees Chairman praised the care accorded to educational establishments by HM the King and HRH the Crown Prince.
He expressed, on behalf of all UoB affiliates, sincere thanks and gratitude to the Deputy Prime Minister for his visit to UoB, reflecting the government’s great interest in the education sector, which is the best investment in human resources, and the best means to develop the economy and various other sectors.
Dr. Juma praised the project to relocate the College of Engineering and build it according to the latest technology, noting that the project paves way for restructuring the college, strengthening the link between engineering specialisations and technology, and enhancing its response to the requirements of local, regional and global labour markets.
Source: Bahrain News Agency