Saudi ministry launches training program on education policy

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih speaks at the Financial Sector Conference held in Riyadh on April 24, 2019. The event is organized by the government bodies overseening the implementation of the Financial Sector Development Program, which are the ministry of finance, the kingdom’s Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and the Capital Market Authority (CMA). / AFP / FAYEZ NURELDINE

RIYADH (Rahnuma): The Saudi Education Ministry has launched a training program titled “Effective reform foundations for education policies: Research and policymaking,” presented by the Education Policy Research Center in cooperation with the World Bank.

The five-day program, taking place on Dec. 9-13, is aimed at people interested in research and studies on education policies.

The program’s topics include managing an effective education system, supporting teachers, promoting concepts and means to finance education, building foundations for early childhood education, and strengthening students’ evaluation and curriculums.

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Bidyawi, the ministry’s undersecretary for planning and development, inaugurated the program.

He said it aims to introduce trainees to the most important issues of education policies to qualify them as researchers in the field, thus contributing to building capacities in the field of improving educational policies and decision-making.

He also shed light on the partnership between the ministry and the World Bank, which aims to implement programs to develop the education system in line with the Saudi leadership’s aspirations and ambitions.

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