Bahrain achieves e-learning milestone
Paris, October 29, 2011
Bahrain has succeeded in spreading e-learning through pioneering King Hamad Schools of Future Project and is currently converting some of its curricula into electronic formats, in co-operation with Unesco, said Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi.
Addressing the 36th Unesco general conference in Paris, Dr Al Nuaimi highlighted the effective role played by the UN body in education, sustainable development, bridging the digital gap between countries, as well as preservation of cultural heritage and diversity.
He said Bahrain has prioritised these issues in its national plans and is keen to avail of international expertise to implement them.
Dr Al Nuaimi said technical education in the kingdom has undergone a qualitative leap in collaboration with Unesco experts, adding that in the last revision of primary and secondary syllabus, the ministry has consolidated the concepts of human rights practices, patriotism and the values of peaceful co-existence.
In this regard, he said the ministry aims to promote these values and concepts among the school community in order to protect schools from being exploited as platforms of political and sectarian polarisation.
The minister also stressed ongoing educational, scientific, cultural and heritage co-operation between Bahrain and Unesco, citing the Unesco-King Hamad Award for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education, which has attracted numerous researchers and experts in e-learning.-TradeArabia News Service