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Intended education reforms aim to equip students with modern skills
October 15, 2016, 5:54 pm

Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Bader al-Issa has stressed that the integrated education reform program seeks to enable students to acquire skills suited to the modern age so that they are eventually able to play an effective role in achieving the country's sustainable development.

The program, which is being carried out in collaboration with the World Bank (WB), aims to bring about a quantitative change in education and to bring it in line with Kuwait’s sustainable development, Al-Issa said following his meeting with WB officials last week.

The minister emphasized the importance of the program as it materializes the vision of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to bring about an evolution in education so as to help the new generation acquire new skills and knowledge in sciences so as to achieve the country's comprehensive development.

"The ministry entered the second phase of the program, which is titled ‘Technical cooperation program to improve education at schools’”, the minister said.

He further noted that the second phase of the program is already being implemented, with new curricula, modern teaching methods and training courses being provided to teachers at primary schools.

He expected that the strategic partnership with WB would further contribute to developing the curricula and provide training for teachers on how to acquire new effective skills. This is especially important in view of the fact that education faces some problems like increasing number of students at the same grade, little experiences of teachers, external influences on students and others.

The Ministry of Education and WB started cooperation in 2003. Kuwait benefited from the bank's experiences pertaining to the first program of developing education in 2004, while the second one began in 2015 and will run until in 2019.

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