Bahrain to revamp teaching methods
Manama, April 17, 2008
Bahrain is to revolutionise teaching methods in schools under radical education reforms.
It is recruiting the brightest Bahraini school and university graduates to train them as a new generation of teachers.
A new Bahrain Teachers College (BTC) is to be established with the technical support of Singapore's education authorities, it was announced yesterday.
Deputy Prime Minister and Education and Training Reform Committee chairman Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa hosted a signing ceremony at the Gudaibiya Palace.
Education Minister Dr Majeed Al Nuaimi signed the contract with Singapore's National Institute of Education director Prof Lee Sing Kong.
"The establishment of the BTC is a very significant part of the National Education Reform Initiatives, which the government considers to be the main driving force behind the integrated development of the nation's economy, " said Shaikh Mohammed.
"The BTC will provide Bahrain's teachers with world-class training and preparation and will take in its first batch of 200 students in September."
The new college, to be located at the Bahrain University campus, Sakhir, will recruit the top students in the kingdom and provide them with world-class training, he said.
"BTC is the first step in the National Education Reform project, which is aimed at creating an education system that will be the best in the world," he said. -TradeArabia News Service