Manama, Oct. 5 (BNA): The Kingdom of Bahrain today celebrated the World Teachers' Day, which is observed worldwide every October 5.
Education Minister, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, congratulated teachers on the occasion, and extended profound thanks and gratitude to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, for their unlimited support to the educational march in the kingdom.
He also paid tribute to the Deputy Prime Minister, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, the President of the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training, praising his implementation of the initiatives of the National Project to Develop Education and Training, which, he said, has contributed to attaining numerous landmark achievements.
While attending the virtual induction meeting held by the Ministry of Education marking the new school year, with the participation of over 12,000 public school teachers, undersecretaries, assistant undersecretaries, school principals and specialists, Dr. Al-Nuaimi also congratulated teachers on the new academic year, wishing them every success.
The meeting focused on ways to activate online learning tools, especially the Educational Portal (EduNet) and virtual classes.
The minister urged concerted efforts to face challenges and ensure the continuity of the educational process in light of the ongoing exceptional circumstances resulting from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), by taking advantage of e-learning which, he said, has been put in place in Bahrain since 2005 as a result of the King Hamad Schools of the Future Project, in addition to the Digital Empowerment Project.
Dr. Al-Nuaimi pointed out that learning had continued during the previous term, using the educational portal, the digital content and televised lessons, in addition to other effective teaching means, noting that the Education Ministry will continue using the distance learning mechanism and develop it in order to serve the educational process.
He added that students whose parents are in favour of in-person studying will be allowed to study at schools, while putting in place the appropriate health precautionary measures.
He underlined the Education Ministry’s constant keenness to support the teaching profession and provide favourable opportunities for teachers to achieve self-development and creativity.