Manama, June 23 (BNA): The Minister of Education, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, congratulated the students and their parents, as well as the administrative and educational staff in schools for the success of the 2021-2022 school year, despite the critical health conditions that the world witnessed as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The minister praised the inaugural speech delivered by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the beginning of the epidemic, considering it the greatest honor for all employees of the Ministry of Education, which reflects the royal interest in the educational process and student affairs.
In his statement on the occasion of the end of the academic year, Dr. Al-Nuaimi confirmed that the King Hamad Schools for the Future project and the Digital Empowerment Project, which was launched in implementation of the directives of His Majesty the King, contributed to the development of the e-learning system and enabled it to do so. To deal with various developments, he noted the resounding success achieved by the Ministry of Education (eduNet) portal in providing e-tutorials, e-books and enrichment materials.
He revealed that the next academic year will witness the development of curricula and professional development programs, in addition to the construction of 18 new schools and 24 academic buildings, in addition to the maintenance of a number of schools.
The minister indicated that many activities aimed at promoting the values of tolerance, respect, human rights and support for talented people will be implemented during the next academic year.
He revealed that special education teachers will participate in professional development programs through the Bahrain Teachers College.
Dr. Al-Nuaimi pointed out that the restructuring of the Ministry of Education made nurseries and kindergartens one stage, followed by subsequent educational stages, indicating that work is currently underway with UNESCO and the role of international expertise to develop care services in this field.
With regard to higher education, the minister indicated that the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council is keen to implement strategies aimed at supporting academic programs and encouraging investment so that the kingdom becomes an attractive center for higher education.