Education Minister marks International Day of Education

Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi marked the International Day of Education that is celebrated every year on January 24.

 

The minister pointed out to the ministry’s success in ensuring the sustainability of distance learning despite the pandemic, taking into consideration the National Medical Team for Combatting the Coronavirus’ directives, by providing educational online content, activities, applications through the educational portal that reached more than 33 million visits and all levels’ lessons through 14 YouTube channels, including a channel dedicated to people with special needs, in addition to providing lessons through television in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Affairs.

 

He affirmed that the educational sector’s achievements were due to the royal patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and the follow up of Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa.

 

Al Nuaimi expressed his pride in providing appropriate education to students with special needs such as simple mental disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, the blind and the deaf, learning difficulties, with all the support devices that help them keep up with the study of their ordinary peers.

 

The minister referred to the ministry’s efforts that resulted in reducing the illiteracy rate to less than 2.4%, according to the annual report issued by UNESCO under the title (Education for All). This was achieved by providing several evening education centres for men and women, distributed in different governorates.

 

He mentioned that the Kingdom is in the process of working on digital literacy, which has become one of primary sustainable development goals.

Al Nuaimi announced the construction plan that includes the establishment of 18 new schools and 24 academic buildings in various governorates, with the aim of raising the capacity of schools in various educational levels.

 

 

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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