Tamkeen graduates 60 kindergarten teachers
Manama, July 18, 2011
A total of 60 teachers for kindergartens have graduated from a new training programme led by Bahrain’s labour fund Tamkeen.
The Career Progression Programme for Kindergarten Support was launched in partnership with Bahrain University following directives from the government to develop the education sector and improve standards.
The first batch of 60 teachers was honoured for completing the programme, at a special ceremony held under the patronage of university president Dr Ebrahim Janahi at the Sakhir campus.
It will be followed by two more groups of 150 teachers each, which will attend classes at the university from September and January respectively.
A further 200 kindergarten supervisors and managers will also be trained through the programme.
"This is the first batch to graduates from the university and there will be programmes for supervisors and managers," said Tamkeen human capital development manager Abdul Monem Al Shaikh.
"We are working with the university to achieve the objectives and standards that focus on boosting the training outcomes," he added.
Al Shaikh said the move also aimed to ensure that kindergartens were capable of building the necessary foundations for the later stages in terms of education and nurturing personality and emotional intelligence.
"Kindergartens face challenges for being the first step in our educational system and the basis for children's education and, therefore, the foundation must be strong and solid," said Al Shaikh.
University academic programmes and graduate studies vice-president Dr Khalid Bugahoos said the programme would not have been successful without a fruitful partnership with Tamkeen.
"Achieving the ambition of developing teaching and training as well as promoting it to the highest level will not succeed without co-operation of all parties in the local community," he added. – TradeArabia News Service