Manama, June 23 (BNA): Education Minister, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, has extended congratulations to students and their parents, as well as schools’ administrative and teaching staff on the success of the 2021-2022 academic year despite the critical health conditions that the world has witnessed as a result of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
The minister lauded the keynote speech delivered by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the beginning of the pandemic, considering it the greatest honour for all the Education Ministry’s affiliates, reflecting the royal unwavering interest in the educational process and students’ affairs.
In his statement marking the end of the school year, Dr. Al-Nuaimi also affirmed that the King Hamad Schools of the Future Project and the Digital Empowerment Project, launched following HM the King’s directives, have contributed to developing the electronic educational system, enabling it to deal with various developments, citing the outstanding success of the Education Ministry’s portal (eduNet) in providing e-lessons, e-books and enrichment materials.
He revealed that the next school year will feature the development of school curricula and professional development programmes, as well as the construction of 18 new schools and 24 academic buildings, in addition to the maintenance of a number of schools.
The minister also pointed out that many activities aimed at promoting the values of tolerance, respect and human rights, as well as supporting gifted students will be implemented during the next school year.
He also revealed that private education teachers will be involved in the professional development programmes through the Bahrain Teachers’ College.
Dr. Al-Nuaimi indicated that the Education Ministry's restructuring had made nurseries and kindergartens one stage, followed by subsequent educational stages, noting that work is currently underway with UNESCO and international expert houses to develop care services in this field.
Regarding higher education, the minister indicated that the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council is keen on implementing strategies aimed at supporting academic programmes and encouraging investments so that the Kingdom becomes an attractive centre for higher education.